Classification of Polarimetric SAR Images Based on Difference Degree

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

Personal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title

Wang, Wenguang; Wang, Jun; Mao, Shiyi (School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, China)

In this paper, a parameter of difference degree which is defined from the inner product of two coherence matrices and the span difference is given. An iterative algorithm based on difference degree is proposed to classify polarimetric synthetic aperture radar images. The new classification method has less computing than maximum likelihood classifier based on the complex wishart distribution. The application to AIRSAR image shows the algorithm’s effectiveness and convergence stability.