A polarimetric classification fom polsar data using SERD/DERD parameters

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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Allain, S.; Ferro-Fam, L.; Pottier, E. (University of Rennes 1-I.E.T.R-UMR CNRS 6169, Campus de Beaulieu - Bat 11.C, 263 Avenue Général Leclerc, CS 74205, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France)

The aim of this paper is to present two novel polarimetric parameters, the Double bounce Eigenvalue Relative Difference (DERD) and the Single bounce Eigenvalue Relative Difference (SERD), to characterize natural media. These parameters are derived from the eigen-decomposition of the coherency matrix considering the reflection symmetry hypothesis. An analysis of these parameters is performed on multi-frequency polarimetric SAR data acquired on bare soils and forested areas.