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POLinSAR 2013 Workshop
28 - 1 February 2013
ESA ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy

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Day 1 - Monday 28 January 2013

08:30 - 09:30
Workshop Registration
Session - Opening
Chairs: Y.-L. Desnos, P. Potin
09:30 - 09:40
Welcome and Introduction
M. Borgeaud [European Space Agency]
09:40 - 10:00
Workshop Background, Objectives and Organisation
Y.L. Desnos [European Space Agency]
10:00 - 10:20
ESA's Biomass mission candidate: system and payload overview
K. Scipal [European Space Agency]
10:20 - 10:40
GMES Sentinel-1 System Overview
Dirk Geudtner [European Space Agency]
10:40 - 11:00
Sentinel-1 Mission Operation Concepts
P. Potin [European Space Agency]
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 11:50
PolSAR-Ap: Exploitation of Fully Polarimetric SAR Data for Application Demonstration
I. Hajnsek [German Aerospace Center - DLR]
11:50 - 12:10
Round Table - Opening
Session - Methods & Theoretical Modelling
Chairs: R.K. Raney, I. Hajnsek
12:10 - 12:30
Evaluation of the Decomposition Method based on Second and Third-Order Statistics
S.K. Kojima [National Institute of Information and Comm. Technology - Japan]
12:30 - 12:50
M-chi Decomposition of Imperfect Hybrid Dual-Polarimetric Radar Data
R.K. Raney [2kR, LLC - USA]
12:50 - 13:10
Study of Speckle Noise Effects Over the Eigen Decomposition of Polarimetric SAR Data:
A Review & Update

C. López-Martínez [Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, UPC - Spain]
13:10 - 13:30
Schatten Matrix Norm based Polarimetric SAR Data Regularisation Application over Chamonix Mont-Blanc
T.T. Le [University of Savoie, Polytech Annecy - France]
13:30 - 13:50
Hybrid- Versus Matched-Transmit-Receive Antenna Dual - and Fully Polarimetric SAR: Polarisation Efficiency and Applications
R. Touzi [Canada Centre for Remote Sensing]
13:50 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 15:20
Poincaré sphere representation of independent scattering sources: Application on distributed targets
N. Besic [Gipsa-lab - France]
15:20 - 15:40
Wave Propagation Model for Coherent Scattering from a Randomly Distributed Target
D.K. Atwood [University of Alaska Fairbanks - USA]
15:40 - 16:00
PolSAR time series processing and analysis based on Binary Partition Trees
A. Alonso-Gonzalez [Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, UPC - Spain]
16:00 - 16:20
The Theoretical Problem of Partial Coherence and Partial Polarization in PolSAR and PolInSAR
JL. Alvarez-Perez [Universidad de Alcalá - Spain]
16:20 - 16:40
Scientist’s idealism vs. user’s realism to ortho-rectify polarimetric R-2 and simulated compact RCM data
T. Toutin [Natural Resources Canada]
16:40 - 17:10 Coffee Break
17:10 - 17:30
SNR and Noise Variance Estimation in Polarimetric SAR Data
M. Villano [German Aerospace Center - DLR]
17:30 - 17:50
Round Table - Methods & Theoretical Modelling
17:50 - 20:00
Welcome Drink

 

Day 2 - Tuesday 29 January 2013

Session - Polarimetric SAR Interferometry (Pol-InSAR)
Chairs: S. Hensley, A. Reigber
09:00 - 09:20
Interpretation Pol-InSAR Vegetation Signatures at X-Band
H.J. Joerg [German Aerospace Center - DLR]
09:20 - 09:40
Tackling temporal decorrelation with the RMoG model
M. Lavalle [Jet Propulsion Laboratory - USA]
09:40 - 10:00
Correction of Ionosphere for InSAR by the Combination of Differential TEC estimators
K. Papathanassiou [German Aerospace Center - DLR]
10:00 - 10:20
Polarimetric-Interferometric Studies at La Amistad International Park
S. Hensley [Jet Propulsion Laboratory - USA]
10:20 - 10:40
PolInSAR and Multi-frequency Image Acquisition with the F-SAR Airborne SAR Instrument
A. Reigber [German Aerospace Center - DLR]
10:40 - 11:10 Coffee Break
Session - Polarimetric SAR Interferometry (Pol-InSAR): Forest
Chairs: K. Papathanassiou, P. Dubois-Fernandez
11:10 - 11:30
Assessment of single baseline PolInSAR in tropical context for vegetation characterisation
P. Dubois-Fernandez [ONERA - France]
11:30 - 11:50
Impacts of Geophysical Changes on the P-band Pol-InSAR Phase Center of
Tropical Dense Forests - EM Simulations & TropiScat Experimental Results

A. Hamadi [CESBIO - France]
11:50 - 12:10
Pol-InSAR Techniques Forest Characterisation with TanDEM-X
F. Kugler [German Aerospace Center - DLR]
12:10 - 12:30
Maximum Likelihood Analysis of the RVoG Model for Forestry Studies in PolInSAR
C. López-Martínez [Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, UPC - Spain]
12:30 - 12:50
Pol-InSAR Forest Height Inversion by means of L-band F-SAR Data-Forest
Monitoring & Vertical Structure

S.-K. Lee [German Aerospace Center - DLR]
12:50 - 13:10
Estimation of Canopy Height using UAVSAR data in the Réserve Faunique des Laurentides and Penobscott Forests
M. Simard [Jet Propulsion Laboratory - USA]
13:10 - 13:30
Investigation of the capability of Compact Polarimetric SAR Interferometry to Estimate Forest Height
H. Zhang [Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, CAS - China]
13:50 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 15:20
MRV System Development for REDD+ in Indonesia: Pol-SAR Application
M. Raimadoya [Bogor Agricultural University - Indonesia]
15:20 - 15:40
Boreal forest biomass classification with TanDEM-X
A. Torano Caicoya [German Aerospace Center - DLR]
15:40 - 16:20
Status of the retrieval algorithms of the Biomass mission
T. Le Toan [CESBIO - France]
16:20 - 17:00
Joint Round Table - Sessions about Pol-InSAR
17:00 - 17:30 Coffee Break
Session - Polarimetry & DInSAR, Polarimetry & PSI
Chairs: A. Montiguarnieri, C.Lopez-Martinez
17:30 - 17:50
Assimilation of Distributed Targets and PS Information for the Monitoring
of Polarimetric SAR Systems

L. Iannini [Politecnico di Milano - Italy]
17:50 - 18:10
Performance Comparison between Dual Polarimetric and Fully Polarimetric
data for DInSAR Subsidence monitoring

D. Monells [Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, UPC - Spain]
18:10 - 18:30
Polarimetric adaptive speckle filtering driven by temporal statistics for PSI applications
V.D. Navarro-Sanchez [University of Alicante - Spain]
18:30 - 18:50
Phase Quality Optimisation Techniques and Limitations in Polarimetric
Differential SAR Interferometry

R. Iglesias [Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, UPC - Spain]
18:50 - 19:10
Round Table - Polarimetry & DInSAR, Polarimetry & PSI

Day 3 - Wednesday 30 January 2013

Session - Polarimetry and Tomography
Chairs: S. Tebaldini, L. Ferro-Famil
09:00 - 09:20
Towards Forest Vertical Structure Monitoring From Space: First Experiments
With Multi-Baseline TanDEM-X Data

M. Pardini [German Aerospace Center - DLR]
09:20 - 09:40
P-band tomography imaging of tropical forest at 6 MHz bandwidth:
capabilities for forest biomass estimation

D. Ho Tong Minh [Politecnico di Milano - Italy]
09:40 - 10:00
ML tomography based on the MB RVoG model: optimal estimation of a
covariance matrix as a sum of two Kronecker products

L. Ferro-Famil [University of Rennes 1 - France]
10:00 - 10:20
Wavelet-based compressed sensing for polarimetric SAR Tomography
E. Aguilera [German Aerospace Center - DLR]
10:20 - 10:40
Dual-baseline Polarimetric SAR Tomography for Tree Height Estimation Using
Single-Pass L-Band PolInSAR Data

Y. Huang [Intermap Tech. Corp. - Canada]
10:40 - 11:00
Diff-Tomo Separation of Temporal Decorrelation Mechanisms in Forest Multi-Pol Airborne Data
F. Lombardini [University of Pisa, CNIT-RaSS - Italy]
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 11:50
Round Table - Polarimetry and Tomography
Session - Applications on Ocean & Cryosphere
Chairs: T. Eltoft, M. Migliaccio
11:50 - 12:10
Polarimetric decomposition analysis of Sea Ice data
T. Eltoft [University of Tromso - Norway]
12:10 - 12:30
On the Interpretation of L- and P-band PolSAR Signatures of Polithermal Glaciers
G. Parrella [German Aerospace Center - DLR]
12:30 - 12:50
Snow property extraction based on polarimetry and differential SAR interferometry
S. Leinss [ETH Zürich - Switzerland]
12:50 - 13:10
On dual co-polarised SAR measurements of the Ocean surface
A. Myasoedov [RSHU - Russia]
13:10 - 13:30
Marine bacteria monitoring via polarimetric SAR
F.Nunziata [Universita di Napoli Parthenope - Italy]
13:30 - 13:50
Round Table - Applications on Ocean & Cryosphere
13:50 - 15:00 Lunch
Session - Applications on Ocean Pollution monitoring & target detection
Chairs: C. Brekke, F. Nunziata
15:00 - 15:20
PolSAR-Ap: exploitation of fully polarimetric SAR data for oil and target at sea monitoring
F. Nunziata [Universita di Napoli Parthenope - Italy]
15:20 - 15:40
Combining polarimetric channels for better ship detection results
T.N.A. Hannevik [Norwegian Defence Research Establishment - Norway]
15:40 - 16:00
Ship detection using polarimetric RADARSAT-2 data and multi-dimensional coherent
time-frequency analysis

C. Hu [University of Rennes1 - France]
16:00 - 16:20
Towards Oil Slick Monitoring in the Arctic Environment
C. Brekke [University of Tromso - Norway]
16:20 - 16:40
A robust symmetry-based approach to exploit TerraSAR-X dual-pol data for targets at sea observation
D. Velotto [German Aerospace Center - DLR]
16:40 - 17:00
Round Table - Applications on Ocean Pollution monitoring & target detection
17:00 - 19:30
FREE POSTER SESSION (with refreshment)

Day 4 - Thursday 31 January 2013

Session - Applications of SAR Polarimetry on Land: Agriculture, Urban, Archaeology
Chairs: E. Koeniguer, J.M. Lopez-Sanchez
09:00 - 09:20
Time Series Decomposition Analysis for Compact Polarimetry
S.R. Cloude [AEL Consultants - UK]
09:20 - 09:40
Polarimetric response of rice fields at C-band: analysis and applications
Juan M. Lopez-Sanchez [University of Alicante -Spain]
09:40 - 10:00
Scattering mechanism analysis using multi-angular polarimetric Radarsat-2 datasets
H. Wang [Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Rennes - France]
10:00 - 10:20
Multitemporal RADARSAT-2 Fine-Beam Polarimetric SAR for Urban Land Cover Mapping
Y. Ban [KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Sweden]
10:20 - 10:40
PolSARAP: Investigating the Benefits of Polarimetry for Urban Applications using X-Band SAR Images
E. Koeniguer [ONERA - France]
10:40 - 11:00
Hybrid PolInSAR: High resolution & Polarimetry Applied to Urban
N. Trouve [ONERA - France]
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 11:50
Multi frequency polarimetric SAR sensors analysis -
The archaeological UNESCO site of Djebel Barkal (Sudan)

J. Patruno [Univerisity of Rennes1 - France]
11:50 - 12:10
RADARSAT-2 polarimetric multi incidence angle analysis over Archaeological Site -
the UNESCO ancient city of Samarra (Iraq)

N. Dore [University of Rennes1 - France]
12:10 - 12:30
Round Table - Applications of SAR Polarimetry on Land: Agriculture, Urban, Archaeology
Session - Applications of SAR Polarimetry on Land: Soil Moisture and Wetlands
Chairs: R. Touzi, S.Cloude
12:30 - 12:50
Polarimetric Decompositions for Soil Moisture Retrieval from Vegetated Soils in TERENO Observatories
T. Jagdhuber [German Aerospace Center - DLR]
12:50 - 13:10
RCM Compact Polarimetry Applied to Watershed Study
F. J. Charbonneau [Natural Resources Canada]
13:10 - 13:30
Soil moisture retrieval via a Polarimetric Two-Scale and Two-Component scattering model
A. Natale [IREA CNR - Italy]
13:30 - 13:50
The chott El Djerid, Tunisia: Observation and interpretation of a SAR phase signature over evaporitic soils
P. Paillou [University Bordeaux - France]
13:50 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 15:20
Investigation of Polarimetric L-band ALOS and C-band RADARSAT-2 for peatland
subsurface water flow monitoring

R. Touzi [Canada Centre for Remote Sensing]
15:20 - 15:50
Round Table - Applications of SAR Polarimetry on Land: Soil Moisture and Wetlands
Session - Applications of SAR Polarimetry: Other
Chairs: E. Pottier, W. Hong
15:50 - 16:10
2003 – 2013: 10 Years of the PolSARpro Software - New updates and
its link with the ESA PolSAR-Ap Project

E. Pottier [University of Rennes1 - France]
16:10 - 16:30
Statistical test for a change detector based on the optimised power ratio
A. Marino [ETH Zurich - Switzerland]
16:30 - 16:50
Change detection analysis for under-cover detection in L and UHF band
H. Oriot [ONERA - Italy]
16:50 - 17:20 Coffee Break
17:20 - 17:40
Seven-Category Model-based Segmentation for Polarimetric SAR Data
Q. Yin [IECAS, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences - China]
17:40 - 18:00
A simple and extendable segmentation method for multipolarisation SAR images
A.P. Doulgeris [University of Tromso - Norway]
18:00 - 18:20
Analysis of a NLOS Canyon in an InSAR Image of a Urban area at KA-BAN
A. Mokadem [Supelec - France]
18:20 - 18:40
A Modified Wishart Distance Measure and Its Application to PolSAR Change Detection
M. Liu [Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, CAS - China]
18:40 - 19:00
Round Table - Applications of SAR Polarimetry: Other