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Terrain classification using circular polarimetric featuresConventional representations of polarization response are referred to a horizontally and vertically polarized basis. Recent studies by Freeman and Durden, van Zyl, and others suggest that alternative polarimetric features which more easily resolve the contributions of simple scattering mechanisms such as odd-bounce, even-bounce, and diffuse scattering could offer several advantages in terrain classification. The circular polarization covariance matrix is a potential source of such features. In this paper, we derive its relationship to the Stokes matrix, describe some of its properties, and compare the utility of linear and circular polarimetric features in classifying an AIRSAR scene containing urban, park, and ocean terrain.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Michelson, David G.
(British Columbia Univ. Vancouver British Columbia, Canada)
Cumming, Ian G.
(British Columbia Univ. Vancouver British Columbia, Canada)
Livingstone, Charles E.
(Canada Centre for Remote Sensing Ottawa, Ontario., Canada)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 23, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: JPL Summaries of the Fifth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop. Volume 3: AIRSAR Workshop
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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