Minimize Polarimetry Tutorial

This section provides access to a wide-ranging tutorial, which aims to provide a grounding in polarimetry and polarimetric interferometry with a view to stimulating research and development of scientific applications that exploit such techniques.

The tutorial material is made available in PDF format and is also bundled with the software itself.

Introduction (70kb)

 

Part I - Tutorial on Radar Polarimetry

1. What Is Polarisation? (400kb)
2. Single vs Multi-Polarisation SAR Data (1.5Mb)
3. Speckle Filtering (650kb)
4. Polarimetric Decompositions (4.3Mb)
5. Polarimetric SAR Data Classification (700kb)
6. Envisat/ASAR Dual Polarisation Case (150kb)

 

Part II - Tutorial on Polarimetric SAR Interferometry

1. Pol-InSAR Training Course (1.1Mb)
2. Single vs Multi-Polarisation Interferometry (2.5Mb)
3. Polarization Coherence Tomography (PCT): a tutorial introduction (1.7Mb)

 

Part III - Tutorial on Surface Parameter Retrieval

1. Description of Natural Surfaces (300kb)
2. Rough Surface Scattering Models (300kb)
3. Single vs Multi-Polarisation Descriptors (350kb)
4. Estimation of Surface Characteristics (550kb)

 

Part IV - Glossary (PDF 100kb)

Part V - References (PDF 350kb)

Part VI - Do It Yourself

0. Foreword (13kb)
1. Getting Started with POLSARPRO (1.7Mb)
2. Representations of Polarimetric Information (650kb)
3. Speckle Filtering (2.7Mb)
4. Polarimetric Decompositions (1.2Mb)
5. Polarimetric Segmentation (450kb)
6. Envisat/ASAR Dual Polarisation Case (3.6Mb)
7. POLinSAR training course practicals (1.1Mb)
8. Polarization Coherence Tomography (P.C.T) Training Course (1.1Mb)

 

Lecture Notes

This section provides lectures on Basic and Advanced Radar Polarimetry and Polarimetric SAR Interferometry by Wolfgang-Martin BOERNER, Eric POTTIER, Jong-Sen LEE, Laurent FERRO-FAMIL and Shane R. CLOUDE. The lectures notes are also available within the software itself.

1. RECENT ADVANCES IN RADAR POLARIMETRY AND POLARIMETRIC SAR INTERFEROMETRY (3.1Mb)
by Wolfgang-Martin BOERNER

2. BASIC CONCEPTS IN RADAR POLARIMETRY (2.4Mb)
by Wolfgang-Martin BOERNER

3. ADVANCED CONCEPTS (7.7Mb)
by Eric POTTIER, Jong-Sen LEE, Laurent FERRO-FAMIL

4. POL-InSAR Training Course (1.1 Mb)
by Shane R. CLOUDE

5. Polarization Coherence Tomography (PCT): a tutorial introduction (1.7 Mb)
by Shane R. CLOUDE