Title: Ship Detection with ENVISATs Alternating Polarisation Mode
Citation: Proceedings of the 2004 ENVISAT & ERS Symposium
Publisher: ESA
Publication Year: 2005
JRC N°: JRC30975
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC30975
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: A ship detection algorithm is developed that uses Envisat ASAR imagery in alternating polarisation mode. From airborne data it is shown that of the two copolarisations, HH is preferred over VV because of a larger ship-to-clutter ratio. Combining the HH and HV images of alternating polarisation mode, it is found that the correlation between the two images effectively reduces the number of false alarms.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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