Fractal approach to radar target recognition

Weixin Xie, Wenlu Xie, Zhong Xue

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A method of radar target classification and recognition through extracting their fractal features directly from the radar echoes is presented. Firstly, two dimensional texture images with distances and directions as the coordinate axes are formed, then, the FFT-Mellin transformation is applied to eliminate the affect caused by flights' motion, posture and direction. Finally, a fractal texture analyzing method is used to extract the features of the planes, which is improved in several points: to estimate the fractal dimensions in different directions, to calculate the fractal dimensions by using divisional fitting methods and to use the fractal signatures as the feature vectors. The results show that our method performs well in radar target recognition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIE International Conference of Radar Proceedings
EditorsLi Nengjing, Zhou Siyong, Liu Zhiwen
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 CIE International Conference of Radar Proceedings, ICR'96 - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 8 1996Oct 10 1996


OtherProceedings of the 1996 CIE International Conference of Radar Proceedings, ICR'96
CityBeijing, China

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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