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Analysis of imagery interpretability of open sources radar satellite imagery
Author(s): Anna Fryskowska; Michal Kedzierski; Damian Wierzbicki; Marcin Gorka; Natalia Berlinska
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Paper Abstract

The subject of study were low resolution SAR imagery, provided by Sentinel 1A and 1B, which can be obtained using open sources. Due to the great interest of products, an analysis of the interpretation possibilities of imaging acquired in interferometric wide swath mode and extra wide swath mode were made. Before exploring the possibilities, the proposed methods have been tested to improve the quality of radar images. Depending on the analyst’s needs as well as the polarization channel used, adaptive filters such as Frost, Lee-Sigma, and in some cases Gamma-Map are recommended. However, the use of classification and pseudocolor allows dividing the area of interest into basic fields, such as the urbanized area, water or vegetation. Satisfactory results were also obtained by integrating different polarization bands. The impact of incidence angle of radar beam on photographing the object was also shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2019
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 11055, XII Conference on Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Systems, 1105512 (27 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2525013
Show Author Affiliations
Anna Fryskowska, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Michal Kedzierski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Damian Wierzbicki, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Marcin Gorka, Polish IMINT Ctr. (Poland)
Natalia Berlinska, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11055:
XII Conference on Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Systems
Piotr Kaniewski, Editor(s)

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