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Bayesian Sparse Estimation of a Radar Scene with Weak and Strong Targets

Lasserre, Marie and Bidon, Stéphanie and Besson, Olivier and Le Chevalier, François Bayesian Sparse Estimation of a Radar Scene with Weak and Strong Targets. (2015) In: 2015 3rd International Workshop on Compressed Sensing Theory and its Applications to Radar, Sonar, and Remote Sensing (CoSeRa), 16 June 2015 - 19 June 2015 (Pisa, Italy).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CoSeRa.2015.7330262


We consider the problem of estimating a finite number of atoms of a dictionary embedded in white noise, using a sparse signal representation (SSR) approach, a problem which is relevant in many radar applications. In particular, the estimation of a radar scene consisting of targets with wide amplitude range can be challenging since the sidelobes of a strong target can disrupt the estimation of a weak one. In this paper, we present a Bayesian algorithm able to estimate weak targets possibly hidden by strong ones. The main strength of this algorithm lies in a novel sparse-promoting prior distribution which decorrelates sparsity level and target power and makes the estimation process span the whole target power range. This algorithm is implemented through a Monte-Carlo Markov chain. It is successfully evaluated on synthetic and semiexperimental radar data.

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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Delft University of Technology - TU Delft (NETHERLANDS)
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