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This letter proposes a Parzen-window-kernel-based algorithm for ship detection in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. First, the data-driving kernel functions of Parzen window are utilized to approximate the histogram of real SAR image, in order to complete the accurate modeling of SAR images. Then, a threshold of global constant false alarm rate is given theoretically, and the numerical solution of the threshold is also derived. The experimental results of the real data of typical targets demonstrate that the algorithm presented is effective.
Date of Publication: May 2011