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This paper presents selected results of a study on the statistical properties (to the first order) of the polarimetric radar signal, when it is represented in a vector basis other than the (H, V) basis (polarimetric synthesis). The concept of polarimetric texture signature is introduced, which is a convenient tool to represent in condensed form the statistical properties of the synthesised backscattered power. Experimental results reveal a modulation of the second normalised moment at different polarisation configurations. A Monte Carlo simulation is used to explain some of the trends in polarimetric texture. Also some considerations are made on the closed form PDF of the intensity of the cross-polarised channel, when the covariance matrix is transformed by the polarisation synthesis.

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Authors: DE GRANDI G, JRC Ispra (IT);NEZRY E, JRC Ispra (IT);LEE J S, Naval Research Laboratory, Remote Sensing Division, Washington DC (US);SCHULER D, Naval Research Laboratory, Remote Sensing Division, Washington DC (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: IGARSS '95, Qualitative Remote Sensing for Science Applications, Firenze (IT), July 10-14, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39207 ORA
Record Number: 199511247 / Last updated on: 1995-10-13
Original language: en
Available languages: en