An application of the deterministic feature extraction approach to COSMO-SKyMed data

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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Guida, Raffaella (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
Iodice, Antonio; Riccio, Daniele (Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy)

In the last years a new feature extraction approach from a single amplitude SAR image of urban areas has been introduced by the authors. In this paper they discuss the feasibility of this approach to detect changes in urban areas when natural hazards occur, with the aim to identify damaged or collapsed buildings by monitoring changes in the radiometric content of relevant SAR images. The test is performed on COSMO-SKyMed data provided before and after the earthquake that took place in the area around L’Aquila, Italy, in April 2009. First results are presented and discussed.