21 May 2015 An algorithm for segmenting polarimetric SAR imagery
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We have developed an algorithm for segmenting fully polarimetric single look TerraSAR-X, multilook SIR-C and 7 band Landsat 5 imagery using neural nets. The algorithm uses a feedforward neural net with one hidden layer to segment different surface classes. The weights are refined through an iterative filtering process characteristic of a relaxation process. Features selected from studies of fully polarimetric complex single look TerraSAR-X data and multilook SIR-C data are used as input to the net. The seven bands from Landsat 5 data are used as input for the Landsat neural net. The Cloude-Pottier incoherent decomposition is used to investigate the physical basis of the polarimetric SAR data segmentation. The segmentation of a SIR-C ocean surface scene into four classes is presented. This segmentation algorithm could be a very useful tool for investigating complex polarimetric SAR phenomena.
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Jorge V. Geaga, "An algorithm for segmenting polarimetric SAR imagery", Proc. SPIE 9461, Radar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI, 94610P (21 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2175837; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2175837
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