Approach of SAR images simulations for target interpretations

Yueting Zhang, Chibiao Ding, Bin Lei, Fangfang Li, Xiaolan Qiu
2019 The Journal of Engineering  
In this work, a novel approach for the simulation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images is proposed. Also, this approach aims to interpret the mechanisms of the dominated scattering centres in the SAR image. An attributed model based on typical structures is used to characterise the 3D geometry of the targets. The physical optics and the geometry optics are used to calculate the main scattering mechanisms of the specified typical structures. Also, based on scattering properties and the
more » ... g process, the simulation approach is set up. The experiments based on the Terra-SAR data of an airplane are implemented to test the validity of the simulation. The work presented would be useful for SAR automatic target recognition.
doi:10.1049/joe.2019.0479 fatcat:77kixayjlba5dnnmg3l7wj53xa