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Coherent simulation of SAR images
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Paper Abstract

Simulated SAR images can be used for a wide variety of purposes such as classification, object recognition or the education of SAR image analysts. In this paper, a SAR simulation tool based on an extended raytracing approach is introduced. The approach allows for a coherent simulation of the most important SAR image features. Another aspect is the modeling of material properties necessary for the creation of synthetic SAR images that look realistic. Also, the image formation process is described in detail since it has immense impact on the overall appearance of the final image. The different steps of the simulation process and their influence on the appearance of the final simulated image are demonstrated with simulated images of a simple building. Then, examples for the simulation of large scale scenes at high resolution are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7477, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XV, 74771G (29 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830380
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Horst Hammer, FGAN-Research Institute for Optronics and Pattern Recognition (Germany)
Karsten Schulz, FGAN-Research Institute for Optronics and Pattern Recognition (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7477:
Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XV
Lorenzo Bruzzone; Claudia Notarnicola; Francesco Posa, Editor(s)

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