Accession Number:

ADA282907

Title:

Data Fusion Interim Report

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 May 1990-30 Apr 1991

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

For many years now a large amount of research has gone into developing algorithms for extracting arctic ice geophysical parameters from remote sensors. The Special Sensor Microwave Imager SSMI, the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer AVHRR, and airborne and satellite synthetic aperture radar SAR systems are just some examples of sensors that can provide various geophysical products. With the problem well in hand of what a single sensor can provide about the arctic regions, the next step is to understand how combining sensors can increase our geophysical information. Such combining, or fusing, of sensor information has the potential for tremendous payoffs since individual sensors have different advantages and disadvantages and their fusion would, in theory, be able to utilize the strengths of each while overcoming their weaknesses. This paper provides the initial foundation for additional data fusion studies. Special Sensor Microwave Imager SSMI, Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer AVHRR, Synthetic Aperture Radar.

Subject Categories:

  • Geography
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE