Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2017, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (6): 1078-1088.doi: 10.21629/JSEE.2017.06.06

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Fast ISAR imaging method based on scene segmentation

Mingjiu L¨u*, Shaodong Li, Wenfeng Chen, Jun Yang, and Xiaoyan Ma   

  1. Air Force Early Warning Academy, Wuhan 430019, China
  • Online:2017-12-27 Published:2017-12-27


Although compressed sensing inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) imaging methods are widely used in radar signal processing, its reconstructing time and memory storage space requirements are very high. The main reason is that large scene reconstruction needs a higher dimension of the sensing matrix. To reduce this limitation, a fast high resolution ISAR imaging method, which is based on scene segmentation for random chirp frequencystepped signals, is proposed. The idea of scene segmentation is used to solve the problems aforementioned. In the method, firstly, the observed scene is divided into multiple sub-scenes and then the sub-scenes are reconstructed respectively. Secondly, the whole image scene can be obtained through the stitching of the sub-scenes. Due to the reduction of the dimension of the sensing matrix, the requirement of the memory storage space is reduced substantially. In addition, due to the nonlinear superposition of the reconstructed time of the segmented sub-scenes, the reconstruction time is reduced, and the purpose of fast imaging is achieved. Meanwhile, the feasibility and the related factors which affect the performance of the proposed method are also analyzed, and the selection criterion of the scene segmentation is afforded. Finally, theoretical analysis and simulation results demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed method.