Performance of SAR Polarimetric Calibration Using Hybrid Corner Reflectors: Numerical Simulations and Experimental Measurements

Suyun Wang, Kun Shan Chen, Motoyuki Sato

研究成果: Article査読

2 被引用数 (Scopus)

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In this article, we devise a polarimetric calibration method utilizing only three types of calibration targets, i.e., trihedral, dihedral, and a 22.5°-rotated dihedral corner reflectors and requiring no assumptions on the scene statistics. The influence of the roll angle in a 22.5°-rotated dihedral corner reflector is assessed by a full-wave numerical simulation. The effectiveness and accuracy of the method are verified with a ground-based synthetic aperture radar system and an airborne L-band Pi-SAR data. We demonstrate that an amplitude error as low as 0.5 dB and a phase error within 3° can be achieved, showing an excellent agreement between the theoretical and calibrated polarimetric signatures for the reference targets. We further exploit the calibration on the Pauli decomposition, Yamaguchi four-component decomposition, and the estimation of the polarimetric parameters derived from target scattering vector method decomposition to show the superior performance of the devised calibration method.

本文言語English
論文番号9252127
ページ(範囲)440-451
ページ数12
ジャーナルIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
14
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 地球科学におけるコンピュータ
  • 大気科学

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