A MODIFIED H-α PLANE FOR THE EXTRACTION OF SCATTERING MECHANISMS FROM DUAL CIRCULAR POLARIZATION SAR DATA
Keywords: Compact polarimetry, Dual Circular Polarisation mode, classification, producer’s accuracy, entropy, alpha
Abstract. Cloude–Pottier entropy and α-angle are two important parameters for the interpretation of fully polarimetric data. They indicate the randomness of the polarisation of the back scattered waves and the scattering mechanisms of the targets respectively. For fully polarimetric data the H-α plane is presented which using the borders of it the full polarimetric data can be classified into 8 different physical scattering mechanisms. In recent years new approaches have proposed H-α classification spaces by mapping the points which are belong to each PSMs of FP data into the space of H/α for CP data and approximate borders were extracted for the classification purpose. In this paper a novel approach for defining H/α classification plane has been presented which maximizes the producer’s accuracy. The optimum borders have been found and the results of classification using the new plane have been compared with the rival method and the superiority of the new proposed method has been revealed.