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Targets observation at sea exploiting reflection symmetry extracted from X-band dual-polarimetric SAR data
Author(s): Domenico Velotto; Ferdinando Nunziata; Maurizio Migliaccio; Susanne Lehner
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Paper Abstract

A polarimetric model to observe metallic targets at sea in dual-polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data is here first investigated in X-band. The model gives an understanding of the different symmetry properties that characterize sea surface with and without metallic targets in terms of the correlation between like- and cross-polarized channels. Following the sensitivity study, a simple and very effective filter is designed to observe targets at sea. The model is tested on both HH/HV and VV/VH Single look Slant range Complex (SSC) dual-polarimetric TerraSAR-X data and the filter’s outputs are verified against available Automatic Identification System (AIS) ground truth messages.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8536, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XII, 85360U (21 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.976876
Show Author Affiliations
Domenico Velotto, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Ferdinando Nunziata, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope (Italy)
Maurizio Migliaccio, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope (Italy)
Susanne Lehner, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8536:
SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XII
Claudia Notarnicola; Simonetta Paloscia; Nazzareno Pierdicca, Editor(s)

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