Polarimetric Decomposition Applied to 3D SAR Images of Forested Terrain

Conference: EUSAR 2010 - 8th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/07/2010 - 06/10/2010 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2010

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sauer, Stefan; Kugler, Florian; Lee, Seung-Kuk; Papathanassiou, Kostas (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute (HR), Germany)

In this paper, recently conceived polarimetric array signal processing techniques are applied for producing 3D images over forested scenes from multibaseline POL-InSAR observations. Subsequently, the optimal scattering mechanisms are investigated using polarimetric decomposition to derive structural forest parameters. This three-dimensional analysis is performed by employing multibaseline POL-InSAR datasets over a temperate forest (Traunstein) acquired by the E-SAR system of DLR at L-band and validated against LIDAR measurements.