Performance of Scattering Matrix Decomposition and Color Spaces for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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Polarization decomposition techniques are applied to the polarization-dependent data to form colorful imagery that is easy for a human to interpret. Yet, the presumption is that the SAR system operates with maximum bandwidth requiring extensive processing for near- or real-time application. In this thesis, the author investigates the differences between the choices of color space when processing sparse SAR data with three scattering matrix decompositions linear, Pauli and Krogager to determine the best combination for accurate feature extraction. Hence, SAR imagery was computed for the combination of decomposition techniques and color spaces. This set of SAR imagery allows the reader to have an abstract idea of the differences between the combination of decomposition techniques and color spaces.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment