Accession Number:

ADA390513

Title:

Exploitation of Polarimetric Target Decomposition for Coastal Remote Sensing

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Sep 1997-30 Apr 2001

Corporate Author:

DANISH DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT COPENHAGEN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Techniques for processing polarimetric SAR data have been considered in relation to applications in coastal and littoral environments. A comprehensive set of data from the Danish EMISAR has been acquired and exchanged with other NICOP partners. The two scenes covered by these datasets are the Great Belt Fixed Link tunnelbridge connection in Denmark and the Oeresund tunnelbridge connection between Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden. Software for handling and analyzing the data has been developed. Notably, the sphere, diplane, helix decomposition has been applied in order to highlight the observed scattering mechanisms. The study has included collection of detailed and precision ground truth for supporting the analyses. This ground truth collection has been made by means of a digital camera and a differential GPS receiver capable of measuring position at a resolution of approximately 1 m. The scenarios and the techniques under consideration are illustrated by a number of examples of SAR images and digital photos.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE