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Polarimetric Target Detector by the use of the Polarisation Fork

Armando Marino(1) and Iain Woodhouse(1)

(1) The University of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, EH89XP Edinburgh, United Kingdom


The contribution of synthetic aperture radar polarimetry and interferometry in target detection is described and found to add valuable information. A new target detection methodology is described that makes novel use of the polarisation (Huynen) fork of the target. The mathematical formulation is general and can be applied to any kind of single target, however in this paper the detection is optimised for the odd and even-bounces (first two element of the Pauli scattering vector) and oriented dipoles. Validation against real data shows significant agreement with the expected results based on the theoretical description.


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