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Analysis of the detection performance of coherent scatterers in SAR images

Sanjuan-Ferrer, Maria J. and Hajnsek, Irena and Papathanassiou, Konstantinos P. (2012) Analysis of the detection performance of coherent scatterers in SAR images. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), pp. 1-4. IEEE. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2012-07-22 - 2012-07-27, Munich, Germany.

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Research efforts have been spent in developing processing algorithms for the detection of the so-called Coherent Scatterers (CS’s). CS’s are characterized by point-like scattering behaviour (commonly associated with high scattering amplitudes, deterministic phases, high spectral correlation and high interferometric coherence values) and, differently from the PS technique, using only a single SAR image. The CS detection approaches are mainly based on spectral correlation techniques by evaluating sublook images (i.e. images using only a portion of the available bandwidth) in range or azimuth direction. Furthermore, this kind of scatterers is valuable for a wide spectrum of applications in different natural and urban scattering scenarios, ranging from image calibration to object characterization and information extraction. The objective of this paper is to present an analysis of the performance obtained by different CS detection methods. This analysis is carried out with simulated data and with TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X data. Finally, a comparison between theoretical and real data results will be done.

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Title:Analysis of the detection performance of coherent scatterers in SAR images
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Sanjuan-Ferrer, Maria J.UNSPECIFIED
Papathanassiou, Konstantinos P.UNSPECIFIED
Date:24 July 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-4
Keywords:Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Coherent Scatterers, detection, TerraSAR-X.
Event Title:IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Event Location:Munich, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2012-07-22 - 2012-07-27
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):W - Vorhaben Prosmart, Smart-SAR (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Maria Jose Sanjuan Ferrer
Deposited On:06 Jun 2012 10:52
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:23

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