Image-based target detection with multispectral UWB OFDM radar

Travis D. Bufler, Dmitriy S. Garmatyuk

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Abstract

This paper proposes an image-based automatic target detection algorithm to be used in clutter and sparse target environments. We intend to apply the algorithm to an ultra-wideband multispectral radar concept by means of employing multi-carrier waveforms based upon Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) modulation. Individual sub-bands of an OFDM waveform can be processed separately to yield range and cross-range reconstruction of a target scene containing both targets and clutter. Target detection in resulting images will be performed and contrasted with the detection performance of a traditional fixed-waveform Synthetic Aperture Radar system. The target detection algorithm is implemented through the use of scalar and vector field operations performed on the images from the reconstructed target scene. We hypothesize that the use of vector operations and field analysis will allow for an adaptive approach to the detection of targets within clutter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadar Sensor Technology XVI
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventRadar Sensor Technology XVI - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2012Apr 25 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8361
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherRadar Sensor Technology XVI
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period4/23/124/25/12

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frequency division multiplexing
Target Detection
Orthogonal Frequency Division multiplexing (OFDM)
Target tracking
Ultra-wideband (UWB)
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
Radar
radar
Clutter
Target
Waveform
clutter
Radar systems
Synthetic aperture radar
waveforms
Modulation
Multicarrier
Synthetic Aperture
multispectral radar
Range of data

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Bufler, T. D., & Garmatyuk, D. S. (2012). Image-based target detection with multispectral UWB OFDM radar. In Radar Sensor Technology XVI [83610T] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8361). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.918710
Bufler, Travis D. ; Garmatyuk, Dmitriy S. / Image-based target detection with multispectral UWB OFDM radar. Radar Sensor Technology XVI. 2012. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Bufler, TD & Garmatyuk, DS 2012, Image-based target detection with multispectral UWB OFDM radar. in Radar Sensor Technology XVI., 83610T, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 8361, Radar Sensor Technology XVI, Baltimore, MD, United States, 4/23/12. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.918710

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Bufler TD, Garmatyuk DS. Image-based target detection with multispectral UWB OFDM radar. In Radar Sensor Technology XVI. 2012. 83610T. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.918710