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Target Scattering Mechanism in Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar

Interpretation and Application

  • Si-Wei Chen
  • Xue-Song Wang
  • Shun-Ping Xiao
  • Motoyuki Sato

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Si-Wei Chen, Xue-Song Wang, Shun-Ping Xiao, Motoyuki Sato
    Pages 1-42
  3. Si-Wei Chen, Xue-Song Wang, Shun-Ping Xiao, Motoyuki Sato
    Pages 43-106
  4. Si-Wei Chen, Xue-Song Wang, Shun-Ping Xiao, Motoyuki Sato
    Pages 107-141
  5. Si-Wei Chen, Xue-Song Wang, Shun-Ping Xiao, Motoyuki Sato
    Pages 143-179
  6. Si-Wei Chen, Xue-Song Wang, Shun-Ping Xiao, Motoyuki Sato
    Pages 181-225

About this book

Introduction

This book presents new and advanced concepts, theories and methodologies in polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (PolSAR) target scattering mechanism modeling and interpretation, which is dedicated to bridge the gap between the acquired data and practical applications. It proposes adaptive and generalized polarimetric target decompositions, to precisely interpret the target scattering mechanisms. Further, it develops a uniform polarimetric matrix rotation theory and a polarimetric coherence pattern visualization and interpretation tool to completely explore and characterize the deep information and target signatures in the rotation domain. Finally, it demonstrates land cover classification, target detection, natural disaster damage investigation and mapping applications which use the novel scattering mechanism investigation tools.

The book is a valuable resource for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers, engineers and researchers in the field of microwave remote sensing, radar polarimetry, imaging radar, and environmental studies.

Keywords

Microwave remote sensing Synthetic aperture radar Earth observation Electromagnetic scattering Radar polarimetry Target decomposition Natural disaster Damage mapping Target detection

Authors and affiliations

  • Si-Wei Chen
    • 1
  • Xue-Song Wang
    • 2
  • Shun-Ping Xiao
    • 3
  • Motoyuki Sato
    • 4
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Complex Electromagnetic Environment Effects on Electronics and Information SystemNational University of Defense TechnologyChangshaChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Complex Electromagnetic Environment Effects on Electronics and Information SystemNational University of Defense TechnologyChangshaChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Complex Electromagnetic Environment Effects on Electronics and Information SystemNational University of Defense TechnologyChangshaChina
  4. 4.Center for Northeast Asian StudiesTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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