Conference Paper (unpublished)

Polarimetric target detector by the use of the polarisation fork

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Citation

Marino A, Cloude S & Woodhouse I (2009) Polarimetric target detector by the use of the polarisation fork. 4th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, PolInSAR 2009, Frascati, Italy, 26.01.2009-30.01.2009.

Abstract
The contribution of synthetic aperture radar polarimetry in target detection is described and found to add valuable information. A new target detection methodology is described that makes novel use of the polarisation (Huynen) fork of the target. The mathematical formulation is general and can be applied to any kind of single target, however in this paper the detection is optimised for the odd and even-bounces (first two element of the Pauli scattering vector) and oriented dipoles. Validation against real data shows significant agreement with the expected results based on the theoretical description.

Keywords
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR); Polarimetry; Target Detection; Polarisation Fork; Target Recognition

Journal
European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP: Volume 668 SP

StatusUnpublished
FundersUniversity of Edinburgh
Publication date31/12/2009
Conference4th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, PolInSAR 2009
Conference locationFrascati, Italy
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Dr Armando Marino
Dr Armando Marino

Senior Lecturer in Earth Observation, Biological and Environmental Sciences