This title is available electronically through the IET Digital Library
Author: David Blacknell & Hugh Griffiths (Eds)
Product Code: PBRA0330
Pagination: 296 pp.
Stock Status: In stock
The ability to detect and locate targets by day or night, over wide areas, regardless of weather conditions has long made radar a key sensor in many military and civil applications. However, the ability to automatically and reliably distinguish different targets represents a difficult challenge, although steady progress has been made over the past couple of decades.
Radar Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and Non-Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR) captures material presented by leading international experts at the NATO SET-172 lecture series which provided an overview of the state-of-the-art and continuing challenges of radar target recognition, both automatic (ground) and non-cooperative (air). This book explores both the fundamentals of classification techniques applied to data from a variety of radar modes and selected advanced techniques at the forefront of research.
• The problem as applied to the ground, air and maritime domains
• Impact of image quality on the overall target recognition performance
• Performance of different approaches to the classifier algorithm
• Improvement in performance to be gained when a target can be viewed from more than one perspective
• Ways in which natural systems perform target recognition
• Impact of compressive sensing
• Advances in change detection, including coherent change detection
• Challenges and directions for future research
Hugh Griffiths holds the THALES/Royal Academy Chair of RF Sensors in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London, UK, where his research interests include radar sensor systems and signal processing as well as antennas and antenna measurement techniques. In 2012 he was awarded the A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize by the IET.
David Blacknell currently works at Dstl and is a visiting Professor at University College London. He has worked on a large variety of topics in radar signal and image processing during his career and he is a recognised international expert on radar image exploitation.
Radar Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and Non-Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR) is essential reading for academic, industrial and military radar researchers, students and engineers worldwide.
2 Automatic target recognition of ground targets
3 Automatic recognition of air targets
4 Radar ATR of maritime targets
5 Effects of image quality on target recognition
6 Comparing classifier effectiveness
7 Biologically inspired and multi-perspective target recognition
8 Radar applications of compressive sensing
9 Advances in SAR change detection
10 Future challenges