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A polarimetric target detector using the Huynen fork

Marino, Armando; Cloude, Shane and Woodhouse, Iain (2010). A polarimetric target detector using the Huynen fork. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48(5) pp. 2357–2366.

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The contribution of SAR polarimetry in target detection is described and found to add valuable information. A new target detection methodology is described that makes novel use of the polarization fork of the target. The detector is based on a correlation procedure in the target space, and other target representations (e.g. Huynen parameters or α angle) can be employed. The mathematical formulation is general and can be applied to any kind of single target, however in this paper the detection is optimized for the odd and even-bounces (first two elements of the Pauli scattering vector) and oriented dipoles. Validation against real data shows significant agreement with the expected results based on the theoretical description.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 IEEE
ISSN: 0196-2892
Keywords: polarimetry; polarization fork (PF); synthetic aperture radar (SAR); target detection; target recognition
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Space
Item ID: 43808
Depositing User: Armando Marino
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 10:08
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 06:51
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