CASpatch: A SAR image simulation code to support ATR applications
ABSTRACT In this paper, A SAR image simulation code of 3D complex targets named CASpatch is introduced. This code is based on the high frequency technique of shooting and bouncing rays (SBR). The original purpose to design the code is for SAR automatic target recognition (ATR) applications, but it can also be used for RCS prediction and high resolution range profile (HRRP) generation. A GB-SAR indoor experiment is used to validate the CASpatch system. The simulation results of complex targets show that high resolution, full polarimetry and wide bandwidth SAR images can be obtained via CASpatch, which means our code can support multiple SAR ATR applications. What's more, an improved PolSAR ATR algorithm is also proposed in this paper. The full PolSAR ATR experiment based on simulated data is firstly reported in this paper, and higher recognition rate is achieved comparing with the single PolSAR result.