Characterization of Radar Targets – a Review of Polarimetric Descriptors Applied to Recent F-SAR Data

Konferenz: EUSAR 2016 - 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 in Hamburg, Germany

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2016

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Krogager, Ernst; Platen Rosenmunthe, Stig von (Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization, Denmark)
Reigber, Andreas; Keller, Martin; Jaeger, Marc (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Boerner, Wolfgang-Martin (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

High-resolution polarimetric SAR data make it possible to characterize and identify scatterers of limited physical extent. Thus, by polarimetric techniques, the physical properties of an object or a scattering volume can be described in terms of target characteristic parameters and features on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Over the last fifty years, numerous ways of handling and interpreting polarimetric target descriptors have been proposed and developed. In this paper, a review of some of these methods and algorithms will be presented, and examples based on recently acquired data by the F-SAR system of DLR will be shown.