By Jong-Sen Lee
The hot launches of 3 absolutely polarimetric artificial aperture radar (PolSAR) satellites have proven that polarimetric radar imaging grants ample information at the Earth’s surroundings, reminiscent of biomass and woodland top estimation, snow disguise mapping, glacier tracking, and harm evaluate. Written by way of of the main well-known leaders during this box, Polarimetric Radar Imaging: From fundamentals to purposes offers polarimetric radar imaging and processing concepts and indicates easy methods to enhance distant sensing functions utilizing PolSAR imaging radar. The publication presents a considerable and balanced advent to the fundamental thought and complicated ideas of polarimetric scattering mechanisms, speckle facts and speckle filtering, polarimetric details research and extraction innovations, and functions usual to radar polarimetric distant sensing. It explains the significance of wave polarization concept and the speckle phenomenon within the info retrieval challenge of microwave imaging and inverse scattering. The authors display easy methods to devise clever details extraction algorithms for distant sensing purposes. in addition they describe extra complex polarimetric research ideas for polarimetric aim decompositions, polarization orientation results, polarimetric scattering modeling, speckle filtering, terrain and woodland category, artifical objective research, and PolSAR interferometry. With pattern PolSAR information units and software program on hand for obtain, this self-contained, hands-on publication encourages you to research space-borne and airborne PolSAR and polarimetric interferometric SAR (Pol-InSAR) info after which advance functions utilizing this knowledge.