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Monitoring of Oil Tank Filling with Spaceborne SAR using Coherent Scatterers

Villamil Lopez, Carlos and Stilla, Uwe (2021) Monitoring of Oil Tank Filling with Spaceborne SAR using Coherent Scatterers. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 14, pp. 5638-5655. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2021.3082181. ISSN 1939-1404.

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Abstract

In this paper a new method is introduced for the automatic estimation of all the relevant parameters of oil storage tanks using a single high resolution SAR image. For a given storage tank, this method will estimate its maximum capacity and determine whether it has a fixed or a floating roof. For tanks with a floating roof, the amount of oil stored will also be estimated. If a SAR time series is available all the images can be processed jointly, exploiting the available temporal information to provide more accurate and robust estimates than those obtained from each individual image. The dimensions of each storage tank are derived from its semicircular double reflections, which are detected using the coherent scatterers in the SAR image. The classification between tanks with fixed and floating roofs is performed with a simple machine learning classifier using just three features related to the detected semicircular double reflections. The performance of the proposed method using a single image and a time series is evaluated with three TerraSAR-X images of the port of Rotterdam, containing 167 oil storage tanks of different sizes and with both fixed and floating roofs.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/142408/
Document Type:Article
Title:Monitoring of Oil Tank Filling with Spaceborne SAR using Coherent Scatterers
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Villamil Lopez, CarlosCarlos.VillamilLopez (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6867-7689
Stilla, Uwestilla (at) tum.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1184-0924
Date:21 May 2021
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:14
DOI :10.1109/JSTARS.2021.3082181
Page Range:pp. 5638-5655
Publisher:IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN:1939-1404
Status:Published
Keywords:SAR, synthetic aperture radar, time series, oil storage monitoring
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 - Security-relevant Earth Observation
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Reconnaissance and Security
Deposited By: Villamil Lopez, Carlos
Deposited On:26 May 2021 09:39
Last Modified:24 May 2022 23:47

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