Polarimetric SAR observation by ALOS

Motoyuki Sato, Manabu Watanabe, Koichi Iribe

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)


The Japanese microwave remote sensing satellite ALOS/PALSAR was launched successfully in January 2006. We are carrying out Polarimetric calibration of the PALSAR sensor, which has the full-Polarimetric function of L-band SAR. We set corner reflectors in Ulaanbaatar in May and August 2006, and the acquired data was used to confirm the Polarimetric calibration coefficients, which will be used for the data sets delivered from October 2006. In addition, the acquired Polarimetric SAR data will provide new possibility in remote sensing. Since this is the world first satellite borne full-polarimetric SAR system, we cannot show many examples in this moment, but from airborne SAR data, which we have studied, we show some examples of Polarimetric SAR, which include tree type classification, and estimation of the orientation angle of scattering targets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2007 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2007 Dec 112007 Dec 14

Publication series

NameAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC


OtherAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2007


  • ALOS
  • Mongola
  • Orientation angle shift
  • Polarimetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Polarimetric SAR observation by ALOS'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this