Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Julie A. Jackson, PhD
To find scatterers in a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image, a modification is proposed to improve peak region segmentation (PRS) with region merging. The modification considers the polarization of each pixel before it is added to a segment to ensure the segment only contains pixels of the same polarization. Prior to region merging, the polarization of the segments is compared, so that only segments with the same polarization are merged into a single region. The segmented regions are used to find the height of each scatterer through interferometric SAR (IFSAR) processing. Multiple methods of IFSAR are examined to find the best height estimator. The best height results come from using all the pixels in the segment from all four polarization channels.
DTIC Accession Number
Vande Hey, Augusta J., "Polarization-Based Image Segmentation and Height Estimation for Interferometric SAR" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5491.