A classification technique of group objects by artificial neural networks using estimation of entropy on synthetic aperture radar images
- School of Cyberphysical Systems and Control, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), St. Petersburg, 195251, Russia
Abstract. The article discusses the method for the classification of non-moving group objects for information received from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by synthetic aperture radar (SAR). A theoretical approach to analysis of group objects can be estimated by cross-entropy using a naive Bayesian classifier. The entropy of target spots on SAR images revaluates depending on the altitude and aspect angle of a UAV. The paper shows that classification of the target for three classes able to predict with fair accuracy P = 0,964 based on an artificial neural network. The study of results reveals an advantage compared with other radar recognition methods for a criterion of the constant false-alarm rate (PCFAR < 0.01). The reliability was confirmed by checking the initial data using principal component analysis.