Vehicle track detection in synthetic aperture radar imagery

Patent Number: 10,467,474
Issued: 11/5/2019
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Abstract: The various technologies presented herein relate to detecting one or more vehicle tracks in radar imagery. A CCD image can be generated from a first SAR image and a second SAR image captured for a common scene, wherein the second SAR image may include a vehicle track that is not present in the first SAR image. A Radon transform (RT) process can be applied to each pixel in the CCD image, and further, a radial derivative (RDRT) can be determined for each pixel from RT values derived for each pixel. Each pixel can be labelled as being related to a track, or not, based upon a unary cost obtained from the RDRT value of that pixel, combined with a probability of the pixel label based upon labels applied to neighboring pixels. A labelled representation of the CCD image can be generated based upon the determination of "track" or "not track".
Filed: 7/11/2016
Application Number: 15/207,290
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.