Machine Learning simulations of quad-polarimetric features from dual-polarimetric measurements over sea ice

Conference: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/04/2018 - 06/07/2018 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2018

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Blix, Katalin; Espeseth, Martine M.; Eltoft, Torbjorn (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)

In this paper, we investigated the capabilities of the Gaussian Process Regression (GPR) algorithm in predicting of two quad-polarimetric parameters (relevant for sea ice analysis) from 6-dimensional dual-polarimetric input vectors. The GRP is trained on few hundred samples selected randomly from an image subset, and tested on the entire image. The performance is assessed by visual comparisons, and by quantifying two regression performance statistical measures. The results of the regression showed big variations from scene to scene, and between the estimated output parameters, but the overall assessment is that the method gave surprisingly good correspondence to the real quad-polarimetric parameters.