Accession Number:

ADA443099

Title:

Polarimetric SAR Interferometry: Investigations using EC CV-580 SAR Data

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Report Date:

2005-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

This study examines the potential applications of polarimetric SAR interferometry Pol-InSAR. Pol-InSAR is a new and unique methodology that combines the resources of polarimetric synthetic aperture radar PolSAR for target classification with the capability of interferometric SAR InSAR for height discrimination. In this report, the Pol-InSAR literature is reviewed. Two field trials in Ottawa and Petawawa are described that collected Pol-InSAR data in 2002 using the Environment Canadas Convair-580 in repeat-pass mode. Calibration and processing of the data are detailed. Finally data analysis and potential application are discussed, particularly in view to the upcoming RADARSAT-2 and PALSAR missions.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE