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Main Title A New Target Detector Based on Geometrical Perturbation Filters for Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (POL-SAR) [electronic resource] /
Author Marino, Armando.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2012
Call Number G70.39-70.6
ISBN 9783642271632
Subjects Geography ; Remote sensing ; Algorithms ; Microwaves
Internet Access
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Collation XXII, 242 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) -- Radar Polarimetry -- Polarimetric Detector -- Polarimetric Detector Statistics -- Validation with airborne data -- Validation with satellite data -- Recent applications of perturbation filters -- Conclusions.- Appendices. This thesis presents a groundbraking methodology for the radar international community. The detection approach introduced, namely perturbation analysis, is completey novel showing a remarkable capability of thinking outside the box. Perturbation analysis is able to push forward the performance limits of current algorithms, allowing the detection of targets smaller than the resolution cell and highly embedded in clutter. The methodology itself is extraordinary flexibe and has already been used in two other large projects, funded by the ESA (European Space Agency): M-POL for maritime surveillance, and DRAGON-2 for land classification with particular attention to forests. This book is a perfectly organised piece of work where every detail and perspective is taken into account in order to provide a comprehensive vision of the problems and solutions.