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Offshore Platform Monitoring using Polarimetric TerraSAR-X and RADARSAT-2 Imagery: A Near Real Time Perspective

Singha, Suman and Ressel, Rudolf and Lehner, Susanne (2015) Offshore Platform Monitoring using Polarimetric TerraSAR-X and RADARSAT-2 Imagery: A Near Real Time Perspective. 10th ASAR Workshop, 20.-22. Okt. 2015, Quebec, Kanada.

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Exploitation of polarimetric features for oil spill detection is relatively new and those properties have not been used for operational services until now. In the last decade, a number of semi-automatic and automatic techniques have been proposed in order to differentiate oil spill and ‘look-alike’ spots based on single pol SAR data, however these techniques suffer from a high miss-classification rate which is undesirable for operational services. In addition to that, small operational spillages from offshore platforms are often ignored as it appears insignificant on traditional ‘ScanSAR’ (wide) images. In order to mitigate this situation a major focus of research in this area is the development of automated algorithms based on polarimetric images to distinguish oil spills from ‘look-alikes’. This paper describes the development of an automated Near Real Time (NRT) oil spill detection processing chain based on quad-pol RADARSAT-2 and dual-pol (HH-VV) TerraSAR-X images using polarimetric features (e.g. Lexicographic and Pauli Based features). A total number of 60 TerraSAR-X images acquired over known offshore platforms with same day ascending and descending configuration along with few near coincident RADARSAT-2 acquisition. A total number of 10 polarimetric feature parameters were extracted from different types of oil (e.g. crude oil, emulsion etc) and look-alike spots and divided into training and validation dataset. Extracted features were then used for training and validation of a pixel based Artificial Neural Network (ANN) classifier. Initial performance estimation was carried out for the proposed methodology in order to evaluate its suitability for NRT operational service. Mutual information contents among extracted features were assessed and feature parameters were ranked according to their ability to discriminate between oil spill and look- alike. Polarimetric features such as Geometric Intensity, Co-Polarization Power Ratio and Span proved to be more discriminative than other polarimetric features.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/97084/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/events/2015/asar.asp
Title:Offshore Platform Monitoring using Polarimetric TerraSAR-X and RADARSAT-2 Imagery: A Near Real Time Perspective
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Singha, SumanSuman.Singha (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ressel, RudolfRudolf.Ressel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lehner, SusanneSusanne.Lehner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2015
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Offshore Platform Monitoring, Polarimetry, TerraSAR-X, RADARSAT-2
Event Title:10th ASAR Workshop
Event Location:Quebec, Kanada
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:20.-22. Okt. 2015
Organizer:Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
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 hochauflösende Fernerkundungsverfahren (old)
Location: Bremen , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Deposited By: Kaps, Ruth
Deposited On:06 Jul 2015 11:27
Last Modified:15 Dec 2015 14:18

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