Classification of Clutter Types in Active Sonar Using Spatial Image Processing Techniques

  title={Classification of Clutter Types in Active Sonar Using Spatial Image Processing Techniques},
  author={R. E. Heath and J. M. Gelb and G. L. Tipple},
  journal={OCEANS 2007 - Europe},
Clutter (e.g., reverberation and bottom structures) can lead to excessive false alarm rates (identifying clutter as submarines) in antisubmarine warfare (ASW) active sonar systems. False alarm reduction is an important marine challenge in an era where ASW has shifted from noisy submarines in deep waters to quiet submarines in highly cluttered littoral regions. In this paper, physically motivated image processing features have been developed and are extracted from digitized clutter images for… CONTINUE READING


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