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Backscattering analysis of offshore platforms in Gulf of Mexico via multi-polarization TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X data

Velotto, Domenico and Marino, Armando and Nunziata, Ferdinando (2017) Backscattering analysis of offshore platforms in Gulf of Mexico via multi-polarization TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X data. In: 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), pp. 3890-3893. IEEE Xplore. IGARSS 2017, 23.- 28. Juli 2017, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8127851. ISSN 2153-7003.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8127851


Satellite-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) has been proven to be an effective tool for maritime safety and security. In this framework, monitoring oil and gas offshore platforms is a key topic taken into account the high risk of accident, e.g. exposed to extreme weather conditions, and the potential threats to the environment, e.g. release of polluting material into the ocean. In this study, offshore platform monitoring is discussed using multi-polarization X-band SAR imagery. For operational purposes, the analysis is undertaken using a data set of dual-polarization TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X (TS-X/TD-X) imagery collected over a test site in Gulf of Mexico at low and high incidence angles. Additionally, experimental Dual Receive Antenna (DRA) bistatic quad-polarization TD-X data will be used for a more in depth analysis of the backscattering properties and detection performance of different target polarimetric detectors. The motivation behind this work is the observation that, under low incidence angle and moderate wind conditions, co-polarized channels may fail in detecting offshore platforms even when fine-resolution imagery is considered. The multi-temporal dataset allows investigating the possible causes of this unexpected behavior and to draw some conclusions on the target's backscattering depending on polarization, resolution and incidence angle.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/110696/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:Corresponding author: Domenico.Velotto@dlr.de // http://www.igarss2017.org/
Title:Backscattering analysis of offshore platforms in Gulf of Mexico via multi-polarization TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X data
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Velotto, DomenicoDomenico.Velotto (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8592-0652
Marino, ArmandoThe Open University, School of Engineering and Innovation, MK7 6AA Milton Keynes, U.K.UNSPECIFIED
Nunziata, FerdinandoUniversità di Napoli Parthenope, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, 80143 Napoli, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Date:27 July 2017
Journal or Publication Title:2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8127851
Page Range:pp. 3890-3893
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Publisher:IEEE Xplore
Keywords:SAR, polarimetry, radar, target detection
Event Title:IGARSS 2017
Event Location:Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:23.- 28. Juli 2017
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 - SAR methods
Location: Bremen , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Deposited By: Kaps, Ruth
Deposited On:23 Mar 2017 15:39
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:07

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