FUSING OF OPTICAL AND SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR (SAR) REMOTE SENSING DATA: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW (SLR)
Keywords: Remote sensing, image fusion, optical images, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data, systematic literature review (SLR)
Abstract. Remote sensing and image fusion have recognized many important improvements throughout the recent years, especially fusion of optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR), there are so many published papers that worked on fusing optical and SAR data which used in many application fields in remote sensing such as Land use Mapping and monitoring. The goal of this survey paper is to summarize and synthesize the published articles from 2013 to 2018 which focused on the fusion of Optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing data in a systematic literature review (SLR), based on the pre-published articles on indexed database related to this subject and outlining the latest techniques as well as the most used methods. In addition this paper highlights the most popular image fusion methods in this blending type. After conducting many researches in the indexed databases by using different key words related to the topic “fusion Optical and SAR in remote sensing”, among 705 articles, chosen 83 articles, which match our inclusion criteria and research questions as results ,all the systematic study ‘ questions have been answered and discussed.