POLINSAR EXPERIMENTS OF MULTI-MODE X-BAND DATA OVER SOUTH AREA OF CHINA
Keywords: PolInSAR, land classification, objects detection, DSM mapping
Abstract. This paper makes the polarimetric and polarimetric interferometric synthetic aperture radar (PolInSAR) experiments with the high-resolution X-band data acquired by Multi-mode airborne SAR system over an area around Linshui, south of China containing tropic vegetation and urban areas. Polarimetric analysis for typical tropic vegetations and man-made objects are presented, some polarimetric descriptors sensitive to vegetations and man-made objects are selected. Then, the PolInSAR information contained in the data is investigated, considering characteristics of the Multi-mode-XSAR dataset, a dual-baseline polarimetric interferometry method is proposed in this paper. The method both guarantees the high coherence on fully polarimetric data and combines the benefits of short and long baseline that helpful to the phase unwrapping and height sensitivity promotion. PolInSAR experiment results displayed demonstrates Multi-mode-XSAR datasets have intuitive capabilities for amount of application of land classification, objects detection and DSM mapping.