Multi-Sensor Automated Ship and Small Craft Classification Tools
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
The current state of the art in assisted target recognition separately processes individual image frames from different sensor modalities (e.g., ISAR and EO/IR) and forms a decision based on a weighted sum of classification confidence for each modality. The request for proposal (RFP) indicates that it is desirable to investigate the potential benefit of simultaneous processing of ISAR and EO/IR with the intent of using the EO/IR data to improve the focusing of the ISAR imagery on a frame-by-frame basis. While this approach may yield improved tracking of the scatterer field for improved focusing and hence improved classification/recognition, it is possible that more robust and relatively better focusing performance could be obtained through signal processing techniques that exploit radar transmit-receive (Tx-Rx) phase center diversity. In contrast, exploitation of radar Tx-Rx phase center diversity would not require EO/IR imagery (or for that matter any other sensor data) to be needed for improved ISAR focusing.
Small Business Information at Submission:
LAMBDA SCIENCE, INC.
P.O. Box 238 Wayne, PA 19087
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