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A new algorithm for iceberg detection with dual-polarimetric SAR data

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Marino A, Rulli R, Wesche C & Hajnsek I (2015) A new algorithm for iceberg detection with dual-polarimetric SAR data. In: 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2015, Milan, Italy, 26.07.2015-31.07.2015. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, pp. 3446-3449. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7326561

Abstract
Icebergs are hazards to lives and goods during navigation in cold waters. In the context of iceberg detection with SAR images, an extensive work was carried out for the detection of large icebergs, but the identification of small bergs or target embedded in sea ice is till difficult. In this work, a new detector is propose to tackle this issue based on dual-polarimetric incoherent (i.e. detected) images. The algorithm is based on the principle that small icebergs are contained in a limited area and they are supposed to have a volume contribution that is higher compared to the sea or sea-ice background. The detector is tested on RADARSAT-2 quad-polarimetric data, where only the multi-looked intensities of the HH and HV channels are used.

Keywords
Detectors; Sea ice; Synthetic aperture radar; Scattering; Training; Radar detection

Journal
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

StatusPublished
Publication date12/11/2015
Publication date online12/11/2015
PublisherIEEE
Place of publicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
ISSN of series2153-6996
eISBN978-1-4799-7929-5
ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2015
Conference locationMilan, Italy
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Dr Armando Marino
Dr Armando Marino

Senior Lecturer in Earth Observation, Biological and Environmental Sciences