Evaluation of high resolution space borne SAR for man-made target characterisation

Conference: EUSAR 2008 - 7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/02/2008 - 06/05/2008 at Friedrichshafen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2008

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Broek, A. C. van den; Dekker, R. J. (TNO Defence, Security and Safety, P.O. box 96864, 2509 JG The Hague, The Netherlands)

Due to its all-weather feature SAR is a very suitable sensor for monitoring at regular time intervals and therefore for monitoring changes on the Earth’s surface. Radar satellites with resolutions down to 1 meter, such as TerraSAR- X are becoming operational implying that detailed changes can now be observed. We report about a study in which we characterise changes in high-resolution SAR data such as from TerraSAR-X in combination with other data, e.g. from optical imagery. In this way we can observe changes concerning made-made targets such as the relocation of individual vehicles and changes of individual buildings, that can be related to economical activities, for example.