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On the use of polarization phase information for ship detection
Author(s): Weigen Huang; Juan Wang; Jingsong Yang; Huaguo Zhang; Peng Chen; Qinmei Xiao; Aiqing Shi
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Paper Abstract

Fully polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data has been found to have many potential marine applications. This paper investigates in the polarization phase information for ship detection using Space-borne Imaging Radar-C/X-band SAR (SIR-C/X-SAR) data. It is shown that there exits large difference in polarization phase between ships and sea surface. The HH-VV polarization phase difference has largest ship-sea contrast among all polarization phase differences. An algorithm for ship detection has been proposed based on the ship-sea contrast in polarization phase information. The results have indicated that the polarization phase difference information can be used to detect ships with high accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7105, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2008, 71050P (13 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.799701
Show Author Affiliations
Weigen Huang, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Juan Wang, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Jingsong Yang, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Huaguo Zhang, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Peng Chen, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Qinmei Xiao, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Aiqing Shi, State Oceanic Administration (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7105:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2008
Charles R. Bostater; Stelios P. Mertikas; Xavier Neyt; Miguel Velez-Reyes, Editor(s)

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