In remotely sensed Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images, scattering from a target is often the result of a mixture of different mechanisms. For this reason, detection of targets and classification of SAR images may be very difficult and very different from other sensor imagery. Fully polarimetric data offer the possibility to separate the different mechanisms, interpret them and consequently identify the geometry of the targets. To achieve this task, several target decomposition techniques have been proposed in the literature to improve the interpretation of this kind of data. Among these, the physical based techniques are the most considered. This paper proposes a novel approach for target decomposition based on the use of Nonlinear Principal Component Analysis. Different from physical based target decomposition techniques, the proposed method is based on a nonlinear decorrelation of the received polarimetric SAR (POLSAR) signal into few elementary components that could be associated to the different scattering mechanisms present in the image. A comparison of the classification results obtained using different decomposition techniques demonstrates that the proposed approach can be an effective alternative to classical physical based methods.
Licciardi, G.A., Avezzano, R.G., Del Frate, F., Schiavon, G., & Chanussot, J. (2014). A novel approach to polarimetric SAR data processing based on Nonlinear PCA. PATTERN RECOGNITION, 47(5), 1953-1967.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Licciardi, G.A., Avezzano, R.G., Del Frate, F., Schiavon, G., & Chanussot, J. (2014). A novel approach to polarimetric SAR data processing based on Nonlinear PCA. PATTERN RECOGNITION, 47(5), 1953-1967.|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ING-INF/02 - Campi Elettromagnetici|
|Revisione (peer review):||Esperti anonimi|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2013.11.009|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||A novel approach to polarimetric SAR data processing based on Nonlinear PCA|
|Autori:||Licciardi, G A; Avezzano, R G; Del Frate, F; Schiavon, G; Chanussot, J|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|