Potential of Proposed Sensors for PolInSAR with Mixed-Species Forest in Australia

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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Williams, Mark L. (DSTO, ISRD, 71Labs, West Avenue, PO Box 1500, SA 5111, Australia)
Lucas, Richard M. (Inst. of Geog. and Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK)
Lee, Alex (SRES, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia)
Cloude, Shane R. (AEL Consultants, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)

We have applied a validated, high fidelity, coherent SAR simulation technique to an accurate model of mixedspecies forest at Injune, Queensland, Australia. Interferometric, L-Band SAR images have been simulated for the forest area using a variety of imaging geometries and SAR resolutions, corresponding closely to those anticipated for the proposed ALOS/PALSAR and Habitat SAR sensors. PolInSAR techniques have been applied to the simulated imagery and used to recover tree height of the model forest. The potential utility of the forthcoming SAR sensors for remote sensing in Australia is assessed, based on the results of the simulations.