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Combination of different SAR modalities for geospatial intelligence applications in a harbor environment
Author(s): Dirk C. Borghys; Azzedine Bouaraba; Christiaan Perneel
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Paper Abstract

Since the launch of Terrasar-X, Radarsat 2 and the Cosmo-Skymed constellation, spaceborne SAR data with a high spatial resolution have become more readily available, allowing to monitor areas with a high level of human activity independent of weather circumstances. The current paper investigates the use of such data for geospatial intelligence applications in an harbor environment. The applications of interest are change detection and activity monitoring. For the analysis a set of more than twenty datasets from the three above mentioned satellite systems, acquired over a period of 30 days over the sea harbor of Zeebrugge in Belgium is available. Most datasets are high-resolution spotlight mode, but some scansar and full-polarimetric data have also been acquired. In the current paper HiRes spotlight data from the Cosmo-Skymed constellation are used for change detection and activity monitoring in the port.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8394, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XIX, 83940T (2 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918560
Show Author Affiliations
Dirk C. Borghys, Royal Military Academy (Belgium)
Azzedine Bouaraba, Ecole Militaite Polytechnique (Algeria)
Christiaan Perneel, Royal Military Academy (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8394:
Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XIX
Edmund G. Zelnio; Frederick D. Garber, Editor(s)

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