Distributed target detection in through-the-wall radar imaging using the bootstrap.

The problem of distributed detection and decision fusion in Through-the-Wall Radar Imaging (TWRI) is considered. We deal with the multi-viewing case in which images corresponding to different radar locations can be collected. We present a method to adapt conventional distributed detection schemes to the scenario when no a priori knowledge about image statistics from any view is available. Further, a new scheme for estimating quality information of local detectors in a distributed detection scenario is proposed. We apply bootstrap techniques to draw inference from the radar measurements of the behind the wall scene. Simulation results as well as experimental data are used to demonstrate the performance of the proposed approach.

Main Author: Debes, Christian.
Other Authors: Weiss, Christian., Zoubir, Abdelhak M., Amin, Moeness G.
Language: English
Published: 2010
Online Access: http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?url=https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:173270