Sparsity inspired automatic target recognition

TitleSparsity inspired automatic target recognition
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsPatel VM, Nasrabadi NM, Chellappa R
JournalProceedings of SPIE
Pagination76960Q-76960Q-8 - 76960Q-76960Q-8
Date Published2010/04/23/
ISBN Number0277786X

In this paper, we develop a framework for using only the needed data for automatic target recognition (ATR) algorithms using the recently developed theory of sparse representations and compressive sensing (CS). We show how sparsity can be helpful for efficient utilization of data, with the possibility of developing real-time, robust target classification. We verify the efficacy of the proposed algorithm in terms of the recognition rate on the well known Comanche forward-looking infrared (FLIR) data set consisting of ten different military targets at different orientations.