Accession Number:

ADA471040

Title:

Recent Advances In Radar Polarimetry And Polarimetric SAR Interferometry

Descriptive Note:

Educational note

Corporate Author:

UIC-ECE COMMUNICATIONS CHICAGO IL COMMUNICATIONS, SENSING AND NAVIGATION LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The development of Radar Polarimetry and Radar Interferometry is advancing rapidly, and these novel radar technologies are revamping Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging decisively. In this exposition the successive advancements are sketched beginning with the fundamental formulations and high-lighting the salient points of these diverse remote sensing techniques. Whereas with radar polarimetry the textural fine-structure, target-orientation and shape, symmetries and material constituents can be recovered with considerable improvements above that of standard amplitude-only Polarization Radar with radar interferometry the spatial in depth structure can be explored. In Polarimetric-Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar POL-IN-SAR Imaging it is possible to recover such co-registered textural plus spatial properties simultaneously. This includes the extraction of Digital Elevation Maps DEM from either fully Polarimetric scattering matrix or Interferometric dual antenna SAR image data takes with the additional benefit of obtaining co-registered three-dimensional POL-IN-DEM information. Extra-Wide- Band POL-IN-SAR Imaging - when applied to Repeat-Pass Image Overlay Interferometry - provides differential background validation and measurement, stress assessment, and environmental stress-change monitoring capabilities with hitherto unattained accuracy, which are essential tools for improved global biomass estimation. More recently, by applying multiple parallel repeat-pass EWB-POL-DRP-IN-SAR imaging along stacked altitudinal or displaced horizontal flight-lines will result in Tomographic Multi- Interferometric Polarimetric SAR Stereo-Imaging , including foliage and ground penetrating capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE