Very high resolution Airborne PolSAR Image Classification using Convolutional Neural Networks

Konferenz: EUSAR 2021 - 13th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
29.03.2021 - 01.04.2021 in online

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2021

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

Pham, Minh-Tan; Lefevre, Sebastien (Univ. Bretagne Sud - IRISA, UMR CNRS 6074, Campus de Tohannic, Vannes, France)

In this work, we exploit convolutional neural networks (CNNs) for the classification of very high resolution (VHR) polarimetric SAR (PolSAR) data. Due to the significant appearance of heterogeneous textures within these data, not only polarimetric features but also structural tensors are exploited to feed CNN models. For deep networks, we use the SegNet model for semantic segmentation, which corresponds to pixelwise classification in remote sensing. Our experiments on the airborne F-SAR data show that for VHR PolSAR images, SegNet could provide high accuracy for the classification task; and introducing structural tensors together with polarimetric features as inputs could help the network to focus more on geometrical information to significantly improve the classification performance.