Kernel Uncorrelated Discriminant Analysis for Radar Target Recognition
Kernel fisher discriminant analysis (KFDA) has received extensive study in recent years as a dimensionality reduction technique. KFDA always encounters an intrinsic singularity of scatter matrices in the feature space, namely ‘small sample size’ (SSS) problem. Several novel methods have been proposed to cope with this problem. In this paper, kernel uncorrelated discriminant analysis (KUDA) is proposed, which not only can bear on the SSS problem but also extract uncorrelated features, a desirable property for many applications. And then, we have conducted a comparative study on the application of KUDA and other variants of KFDA in radar target recognition problem. The experimental results indicate the effectiveness of KUDA and illustrate the utility of KFDA on the problem.
KeywordsDiscriminant Analysis Linear Discriminant Analysis Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar Cauchy Kernel Range Profile
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