Date of Award

5-22-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.

Degree Program

Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering

Major Professor

Charalampidis, Dimitrios

Second Advisor

Bourgeois, Edit

Third Advisor

Chen, Huimin

Fourth Advisor

Jilkov, Vesselin

Abstract

In this thesis, a target detection technique using a rotational invariant wavelet-based scheme is presented. The technique is evaluated on Synthetic Aperture Rader (SAR) imaging and compared with a previously developed fractal-based technique, namely the extended fractal (EF) model. Both techniques attempt to exploit the textural characteristics of SAR imagery. Recently, a wavelet-based fractal feature set, similar to the proposed one, was compared with the EF feature for a general texture classification problem. The wavelet-based technique yielded a lower classification error than EF, which motivated the comparison between the two techniques presented in this paper. Experimental results show that the proposed techniques feature map provides a lower false alarm rate than the previously developed method.

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