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CLASSIFICATION VIA SPARSE REPRESENTATION OF

STEERABLE WAVELET FRAMES ON GRASSMANN MANIFOLD:


APPLICATION TO TARGET RECOGNITION IN SAR IMAGE

Abstract:
Automatic target recognition has been widely studied over the years, yet it is still
an open problem. The main obstacle consists in extended operating conditions, e.g..,
depression angle change, configuration variation, articulation, and occlusion. To deal
with them, this paper proposes a new classification strategy. We develop a new
representation model via the steerable wavelet frames. The proposed representation
model is entirely viewed as an element on Grassmann manifolds. To achieve target
classification, we embed Grassmann manifolds into an implicit reproducing Kernel
Hilbert space (RKHS), where the kernel sparse learning can be applied. Specifically, the
mappings of training sample in RKHS are concatenated to form an overcomplete
dictionary. It is then used to encode the counterpart of query as a linear combination of
its atoms. By designed Grassmann kernel function, it is capable to obtain the sparse
representation, from which the inference can be reached. The novelty of this paper
comes from: 1) the development of representation model by the set of directional
components of Riesz transform; 2) the quantitative measure of similarity for proposed
representation model by Grassmann metric; and 3) the generation of global kernel
function by Grassmann kernel. Extensive comparative studies are performed to
demonstrate the advantage of proposed strategy.

Proposed System :
The proposed representation model allows for invariance towards translations
and rotations,and hence provides great potential for target recognition.The definition of
the measure of similarity for proposed representation model with Grassmann metric.The
designed kernel function for sparse learning model.The utilization of kernel sparse
representation on Grassmann manifolds.The proposed representation model is cast
into RKHS, where kernel analysis skills is applied.