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Backscattering analysis of metallic platforms in Gulf of Mexico via multi-polarization

Velotto, Domenico and Marino, Armando and Nunziata, Ferdinando (2016) Backscattering analysis of metallic platforms in Gulf of Mexico via multi-polarization. TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Science Team Meeting, 17.-20. Okt. 2016, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

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Official URL: http://sss.terrasar-x.dlr.de/papers_sci_meet_2016/2.2_ocean-1/1_velotto.pdf


The recent discovery of a significant number of oil and gas deposits in the seabed increased the amount of offshore installations. Offshore platforms are potential environmental threats, obstacles for yachts, low flying airplanes and merchant ships making at risk the safety of maritime traffic. In principle, any metallic target over the ocean surface is responsible for a lager backscattering compared to the one coming from the surrounding sea surface. For this reason, offshore platforms are expected to appear in SAR intensity images as spots brighter than the background sea. However, the measurements reported in this paper show that information provided by backscattered intensity collected in single-polarization is not always sufficient to effectively observe offshore platforms. Exploiting the multi-polarization capabilities of TerraSAR-X, different factors affecting the backscattering, and hence their detection, of offshore platforms is deeply analysed. In particular, under different viewing geometries, all dual-polarimetric modes are investigated.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/105325/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:Abstract attached as PDF
Title:Backscattering analysis of metallic platforms in Gulf of Mexico via multi-polarization
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Velotto, DomenicoDomenico.Velotto (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8592-0652
Marino, ArmandoSchool of Engineering and Innovation, Open University, MK7 6AA Milton Keynes, U.K.UNSPECIFIED
Nunziata, FerdinandoUniversità di Napoli ParthenopeUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:SAR, polarimetry, target backscattering, detection
Event Title:TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Science Team Meeting
Event Location:DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17.-20. Okt. 2016
Organizer:Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR) e.V.
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Entwicklung und Erprobung von Verfahren zur Gewässerfernerkundung (old)
Location: Bremen , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Deposited By: Kaps, Ruth
Deposited On:11 Aug 2016 15:47
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:02

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