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Parallel-coordinate plot analysis of polarimetric NASA/JPL AIRSAR imagery
Author(s): Jeffrey L. Solka; George W. Rogers; Wendy L. Poston; Edward J. Wegman
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Paper Abstract

Polarimetric NASA/JPL AIRSAR data is processed down to three complex quantities corresponding to the HH, HV, and VV polarizations when reciprocity is assumed. Phase angles are referenced to the HH phase angle resulting in five independent quantities. In the NASA SAR Search and Rescue Mission it is important to know how light plane crash sites may stand out from the background in either the original five-dimensional space or in some derived feature space. Parallel coordinate plots are an important tool for performing exploratory data analysis in higher dimensional spaces. In this paper we employ this technique to analyze both different clutter/background types and perform detailed analysis of particular crash sites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3069, Automatic Target Recognition VII, (23 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277103
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey L. Solka, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
George W. Rogers, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Wendy L. Poston, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Edward J. Wegman, George Mason Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3069:
Automatic Target Recognition VII
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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