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Comparison of optimization procedures for 2×2 Sinclair, 2×2 Graves, 3×3 covariance, and 4×4 Mueller (symmetric) matrices in coherent radar polarimetry and its application to target versus background discrimination in microwave remote sensing and imaging
Author(s): Chuang-Li Liu; Xin Zhang; Yoshio Yamaguchi; Hyo Joon Eom; Wolfgang-Martin Boerner
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Paper Abstract

Basic principles of radar polarimetry are introduced and various optimization procedures for the propagation (scattering) range operator equation and the received power expressions are presented and compared. Based on a complete description of isolated and distributed scatterers, target classification, target-versus-clutter discrimination, and optimal contrast enhancement algorithms are derived and shown to be of great utility in the proper interpretation of POL-RAD/SAR microwave signatures in terrestrial and planetary remote sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1993
PDF: 30 pages
Proc. SPIE 1748, Radar Polarimetry, (12 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140613
Show Author Affiliations
Chuang-Li Liu, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Xin Zhang, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Yoshio Yamaguchi, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Hyo Joon Eom, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Wolfgang-Martin Boerner, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1748:
Radar Polarimetry
Harold Mott; Wolfgang-Martin Boerner, Editor(s)

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