Adaptive change detection in coherent and noncoherent SAR imagery

K. Ranney, M. Soumekh
IEEE International Radar Conference, 2005.  
This paper is concerned with change detection in averaged multi-look SAR imagery. Averaged multi-look SAR images are preferable to full aperture SAR reconstructions when the imaging algorithm is approximation based (e.g., polar format processing), or motion data are not accurate over a long full aperture. We study the application of a SAR change detection method, known as Signal Subspace Processing, that is based on the principles of 2D adaptive filtering [13], [14] ; and we use it to recognize
more » ... the addition of surface landmines to a particular area under surveillance. We identify the change detection problem as a trinary hypotheses testing problem, and identify a change signal and its normalized version to determine whether there is i) no change in the imaged scene; ii) a target has entered the imaged scene; or iii) a target has exited the imaged scene. A statistical analysis of the error signal is provided to show its properties and merits. Results are provided with a realistic X band SAR platform using averaged noncoherent multi-look and coherent single-look SAR imagery. 0-7803-8882-8/05/$20.00 (C) 2005 IEEE 14. ABSTRACT 15. SUBJECT TERMS 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT UU 18. NUMBER OF PAGES 6 19a. NAME OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON a. REPORT unclassified b. ABSTRACT unclassified c. THIS PAGE unclassified Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18
doi:10.1109/radar.2005.1435818 fatcat:e6y523icszagpbopqt6wie4x4y