Polarimetric three-dimensional ISAR imaging

Francesco Mancuso, Elisa Giusti, Marco Martorella

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Three-dimensional (3D) ISAR imaging is an effective imaging technique which allows to overtake some interpretability issues typical of bidimensional imaging systems and to enhance the potential of Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) algorithms. 3D ISAR depends strongly on the autofocus procedure and its reconstruction capacity relies onto scattering centers extraction and phase estimation. This paper introduces a new algorithm that exploits the polarimetric information to improve the scattering centers extraction procedure (CLEAN technique). The aim of the developed technique is to exploit the separability of the scattering centers in the polarimetric domain and therefore to improve the accuracy of the scattering centre estimation. Additionally, polarimetry adds information about the scattering mechanism of each scatterer that can be used to recognize the target. Performance analysis of the proposed technique is carried out, by means of simulated data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf22)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728153681
ISBN (Print)9781728153698 (PoD)
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2022
Event2022 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2022 - New York City, United States
Duration: 21 Mar 202225 Mar 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Radar Conference
ISSN (Print)1097-5764
ISSN (Electronic)2640-7736


Conference2022 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York City

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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  • 3D ISAR imaging
  • Interferometry
  • Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR)
  • Polarimetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation


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