13 October 2008 On the use of polarization phase information for ship detection
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Fully polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data has been found to have many potential marine applications. This paper investigates in the polarization phase information for ship detection using Space-borne Imaging Radar-C/X-band SAR (SIR-C/X-SAR) data. It is shown that there exits large difference in polarization phase between ships and sea surface. The HH-VV polarization phase difference has largest ship-sea contrast among all polarization phase differences. An algorithm for ship detection has been proposed based on the ship-sea contrast in polarization phase information. The results have indicated that the polarization phase difference information can be used to detect ships with high accuracy.
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Weigen Huang, Weigen Huang, Juan Wang, Juan Wang, Jingsong Yang, Jingsong Yang, Huaguo Zhang, Huaguo Zhang, Peng Chen, Peng Chen, Qinmei Xiao, Qinmei Xiao, Aiqing Shi, Aiqing Shi, } "On the use of polarization phase information for ship detection", Proc. SPIE 7105, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2008, 71050P (13 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.799701; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.799701
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