Pipia L., and Alberga V., and Chandra M., and Migliaccio M., and Ben Khadhra K., (2002) Quantitative assessment of the efficiency of supervised classification using coherent and incoherent polarimetric SAR observables. In: Proceedings of EUSAR 2002, pp. 729-732. VDE. EUSAR 2002; Cologne, Germany, 4 - 6 June 2002. ISBN 3-8007-2697-1.
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Supervised classification of Earth surface, using polarimetric SAR data, was used as a test case for comparing the classification efficiency achieved on one hand by using coherent polarimetric observables and on the other incoherent ones. The coherent observables were derived from the diagonalization of the pixel [S] matrix and the incoherent observables were obtained from the coherency matrix using Cloude and Pottier's entropy/alpha. Investigations revealed that both categories of observables, i.e., coherent and incoherent, yield comparable efficiencies. A more interesting aspect of the results relates the averaging over pixels. It was found that classification efficiency improved generally when the number of pixels in the averaging window was increased. The improvement in classification performance was observed not only in the incoherent case but, surprisingly, also in the coherent case. Such observations seem to imply that neighboring pixels measured with SAR are not entirely uncorrelated.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Title:||Quantitative assessment of the efficiency of supervised classification using coherent and incoherent polarimetric SAR observables|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of EUSAR 2002|
|Page Range:||pp. 729-732|
|Keywords:||SAR Polarimetry, Image classification|
|Event Title:||EUSAR 2002; Cologne, Germany, 4 - 6 June 2002|
|Organizer:||DLR, Astrium, EADS|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Microwaves and Radar Institute|
|Deposited By:||Vito Alberga|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||06 Jan 2010 19:40|
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