A study on sea oil spill observation by means of polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data is accomplished. It is based on the use of a polarimetric constant false alarm rate filter to detect dark patches over SAR images. Then, the target decomposition theorem is exploited to distinguish oil spills and look-alikes. Experiments are conducted on polarimetric SAR data acquired during the SIR-C/X-SAR mission on October 1994. The data were processed and calibrated at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Results show that the new polarimetric approach is able to assist classification.

SAR Polarimetry to Observe Oil Spills

MIGLIACCIO, Maurizio;
2007

Abstract

A study on sea oil spill observation by means of polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data is accomplished. It is based on the use of a polarimetric constant false alarm rate filter to detect dark patches over SAR images. Then, the target decomposition theorem is exploited to distinguish oil spills and look-alikes. Experiments are conducted on polarimetric SAR data acquired during the SIR-C/X-SAR mission on October 1994. The data were processed and calibrated at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Results show that the new polarimetric approach is able to assist classification.
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