Sub-Aperture Analysis of the Coherent Scatterers Using Polarimetric SAR data

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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Chen, Xi; Wang, Chao; Zhang, Hong; Zhang, Bo (China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Chen, Xi (Applications of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Beijing Normal University Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

The objective of this paper is to assess the sub-aperture analysis for coherent scatterers (CSs) detection using polarimetric SAR data. A optimal non-normalized coherence can be achieved by tuning the polarization status using the full polarimetric SAR data. This parameter can greatly improves the contrast between the target and the surrounding clutter, since it preserves the intensity and phase information of the target.The polarimetric SAR data from the airborne EMISAR are applied to demonstrate the preliminary results of sub-aperture polarimetric analyses for the CSs. Finally, some conclusions drawn from the exprimental results are presented in this paper.