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Bright line detection in COSMO-SkyMed SAR images of urban areas

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2 Author(s)
Brett, P.T.B. ; Surrey Space Centre, Univ. of Surrey, Guildford, UK ; Guida, R.

Bright lines are a characteristic feature of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) amplitude images of urban areas, and are commonly associated with man-made structures. In order to aid in the development of SAR applications using these features, an automated approach to bright line detection is proposed, based on scale-space ridge detection at a single scale, and using a naïve Bayesian classification step to select the ridge points corresponding to bright lines. The effectiveness of the technique is demonstrated by applying it to a COSMO-SkyMed image of L'Aquila, Italy.

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Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), 2011 Joint

Date of Conference:

11-13 April 2011