Road Detection by using Generalized Optimization of Polarimetric Contrast Enhancement
Conference: EUSAR 2006 - 6th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
05/16/2006 - 05/18/2006 at Dresden, Germany
Proceedings: EUSAR 2006
Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Han, Chuanzhao; Zhou, Zhixin (BRSI, China)
The Optimization of Polarimetric Contrast Enhancement (OPCE) is to choose optimal polarization states for obtaining a maximum power ratio between a desired target versus an undesired target/clutter. Recently it was extended to a general form (i.e., generalized OPCE). Using the OPCE and the GOPCE for road detection of a polarimetric SAR image, this paper demonstrates that the GOPCE associated with a linear combination can provide better detection result although the corresponding contrast ratio is less than that of the GOPCE associated with a quadratic form. It implies that a large ratio is not equivalent to a better detection result.