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Scene characterization using sub-aperture polarimetric SAR data analysis

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4 Author(s)
Ferro-Famil, L. ; IETR Lab., Rennes I Univ., France ; Reigber, A. ; Pottier, E. ; Boerner, W.M.

In this paper is introduced a fully polarimetric sub-aperture analysis method. A deconvolution technique is developed in order to decompose synthesized SAR images into sub-aperture data sets which correspond to the scene global response observed under different azimuthal look angles. A polarimetric variation analysis is achieved, using pertinent parameters, to determine the nature of the non-stationary scattering mechanisms. A statistical analysis of the polarimetric parameters permits to clearly discriminate the media showing a varying behavior during the SAR integration. Decomposition and analysis techniques are applied to data acquired by the DLR airborne E-SAR sensor at L band.

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2002. IGARSS '02. 2002 IEEE International  (Volume:1 )

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