Article

A New Form of the Polarimetric Notch Filter

Citation

Liu T, Yang Z, Zhang T, Du Y & Marino A (2020) A New Form of the Polarimetric Notch Filter. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. https://doi.org/10.1109/lgrs.2020.3020052

Abstract
Ship detection using polarimetric synthetic radar (PolSAR) imagery attracts a lot of attention in recent years. Most notably, the detector polarimetric notch filter (PNF) has been demonstrated to be effective for ship detection in PolSAR imagery, which gives excellent performances. In this work, a mathematical form of one new PNF (NPNF) based on physical mechanisms of targets and clutter is further developed for partial targets. The different mechanisms have been revealed based on the projection matrix. The experimental results including simulated and measured data demonstrate that the NPNF exhibits a better performance than the original PNF.

Keywords
Polarimetric notch filter (PNF); polarimetry; ship detection; synthetic aperture radar (SAR)

Notes
Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online

Journal
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters

StatusIn Press
Publication date online30/09/2020
Date accepted by journal24/08/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31670
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISSN1545-598X
eISSN1558-0571