Clutter Analysis from Millimeter-Wave SAR-Data at Ka- and W-Band

Conference: EUSAR 2006 - 6th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
05/16/2006 - 05/18/2006 at Dresden, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2006

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Wellig, Peter; Schmid, Konrad (armasuisse, Radar and Optronics, Stauffacherstrasse 65, CH-3000 Bern, Switzerland)
Essen, Helmut; Kurz, Anika; Hägelen, Manfred; Schimpf, Hartmut (FGAN-FHR/mhs, Neuenahrer Straße 20, D-53343 Wachtberg, Germany)

In this paper, the high resolution ground clutter data, measured with the millimeter-wave SAR-system MEMPHIS in a joint Swiss-German campaign is analysed. A comparison of high and low resolution clutter characteristics for both 35 GHz and 94 GHz SAR data is presented and the influence of multi-look processing on the reflectivity statistics is discussed. In addition, a clutter analysis is carried out in the wavelet domain, as the wavelet domain is an important transform domain for the development of target recognition, terrain classification or data compression algorithms.