Man-made object classification in SAR images using 2-D cepstrum
In this paper, a novel descriptive feature parameter extraction method from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images is proposed. The new method is based on the two-dimensional (2-D) real cepstrum. This novel 2-D cepstrum method is compared with principal component analysis (PCA) method by testing over the MSTAR image database. The extracted features are classified using Support Vector Machine (SVM). We demonstrate that discrimination of natural background (clutter) and man-made objects (metal objects) in SAR imagery is possible using the 2-D cepstrum feature parameters. In addition, the computational cost of the cepstrum method is lower than the PCA method. Experimental results are presented. ©2009 IEEE.