Parameter selection in sparsity-driven SAR imaging

Batu, Özge and Çetin, Müjdat (2011) Parameter selection in sparsity-driven SAR imaging. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 47 (4). pp. 3040-3050. ISSN 0018-9251

This is the latest version of this item.

[thumbnail of batu_AES11.pdf] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (4MB) | Request a copy


We consider a recently developed sparsity-driven synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging approach which can produce superresolution, feature-enhanced images. However, this regularization-based approach requires the selection of a hyper-parameter in order to generate such high-quality images. In this paper we present a number of techniques for automatically selecting the hyper-parameter involved in this problem. In particular, we propose and develop numerical procedures for the use of Stein’s unbiased risk estimation, generalized cross-validation, and L-curve techniques for automatic parameter choice. We demonstrate and compare the effectiveness of these procedures through experiments based on both simple synthetic scenes, as well as electromagnetically simulated realistic data. Our results suggest that sparsity-driven SAR imaging coupled with the proposed automatic parameter choice procedures offers significant improvements over conventional SAR imaging.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: parameter selection, synthetic aperture radar, sparse signal representation, non-quadratic regularization, generalized cross-validation, Stein’s unbiased risk estimator, L-curve.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Electronics
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Müjdat Çetin
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2012 22:34
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 08:52

Available Versions of this Item

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item