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Wavelet detector for distributed objects
Author(s): Teresa L. P. Olson; Leon H. Sibul
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Paper Abstract

This paper investigates the relationship between the traditional wavelet (or matched filter) detector and the estimator correlator (EC) detector formulated in the wavelet domain. The EC detector is actually a weighted wavelet detector, weighted by the scattering function that describes the medium and/or model. The wavelet detector is the optimum detector for point objects but it does not incorporate knowledge of the scattering environment. However, when imaging distributed objects, it is advantageous to take a priori information into account. The EC incorporates this information as a weight on the wavelet image and formulates an estimated spreading function which essentially achieves recombination of highlights and multipath energy. It can be shown that the EC reduces to the wavelet detector when a point object is being imaged.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3169, Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing V, (30 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279698
Show Author Affiliations
Teresa L. P. Olson, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)
Leon H. Sibul, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3169:
Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing V
Akram Aldroubi; Andrew F. Laine; Michael A. Unser, Editor(s)

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