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SAR image post-processing for the estimation of fractal parameters
Author(s): Gerardo Di Martino; Daniele Riccio; Giuseppe Ruello; Ivana Zinno
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a fractal based processing for the analysis of SAR images of natural surfaces is presented. Its definition is based on a complete direct imaging model developed by the authors. The application of this innovative algorithm to SAR images makes possible to obtain complete maps of the two key parameters of a fractal scene: the fractal dimension and the increment standard deviation. The fractal parameters extraction is based on the estimation of the power spectral density of the SAR amplitude image. From a theoretic point of view, the attention is focused on the retrieving procedure of the increment standard deviation, here presented for the first time. In the last section of the paper, the application of the introduced processing to high resolution SAR images is presented, with the relevant maps of the fractal dimension and of the increment standard deviation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8179, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XI, 81790Z (26 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898265
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Gerardo Di Martino, Univ. di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Daniele Riccio, Univ. di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Giuseppe Ruello, Univ. di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Ivana Zinno, Univ. di Napoli Federico II (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8179:
SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XI
Claudia Notarnicola; Simonetta Paloscia; Nazzareno Pierdicca, Editor(s)

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