Truthing and Preliminary Clutter Analysis for a Multi-Temporal Synthetic Aperture Radar Data Set

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Authors
  1. Yeremy, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A collection of Radarsat images over CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick has been collected from mid-1996 until early 1998, for the purpose of studying multi-temporal backscatter behaviour. This is relevant for the classification of clutter and for applications like target detection and surveillance. It is well documented that for different environmental conditions (such as degree of foliation and moisture levels) the backscatter can vary substantially. This technical report is the first in a set of two. In this report, ground truthing results and preliminary analysis results are documented while in the next report, a more detailed analysis will be presented. The ground truthing documented here was provided by two sources; CFB Gagetown and DREO. CFB Gagetown provided ground truthing of the base while many of the image acquisitions occurred. DREO conducted an extensive ground truthing effort for stationary sites on the base in the fall of 1997. The analysis of this data will concentrate on clutter and target backscatter behaviour with reference to the statistical and physical characteristics. In this report, a preliminary analysis of two images is also presented. These images were chosen so that two extreme environmental conditions are represented. TRUNCATED
Keywords
Backscatter coefficients;Environmental clutter;Multi-temporal
Report Number
DREO-TM-1999-088 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Nov 1999
Number of Pages
268
DSTKIM No
CA000251
CANDIS No
512127
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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