Implementation of the Optimal Polarization Contrast Enhancement Concept in Ultrawideband (Multispectral) POL-SAR Image Analysis

  • Harold Mott
  • Wolfgang-M. Boerner


It is often desirable to select antenna polarizations that maximize the contrast in received powers from two classes of scatterers. A terrain-mapping radar may use polarization to maximize the contrast between forested areas and farmland. Alternatively, it may be desirable to choose polarizations to maximize received power or target-clutter ratio.


Covariance Radar Remote Sensing Pier 


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  1. 1.
    H. Mott, Antennas for Radar and Communications: A Polarimetric Approach, Wiley, New York, 1992.Google Scholar
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    J. A. Kong, et al, “Classification of Earth Terrain Using Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Images,” Polarimetric Remote Sensing. PIER 3, J. A. Kong, ed., Elsevier, New York, 1990.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold Mott
    • 1
  • Wolfgang-M. Boerner
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering DepartmentThe University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.UIC-EECSUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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