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Bright line detection in COSMO-SkyMed SAR images of urban areas

Brett, PTB and Guida, R (2011) Bright line detection in COSMO-SkyMed SAR images of urban areas In: JURSE 2011, 2011-04-11 - 2011-04-13, Munich, Germany.

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Abstract

Bright lines are a characteristic feature of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) amplitude images of urban areas, and are commonly associated with man-made structures. In order to aid in the development of SAR applications using these features, an automated approach to bright line detection is proposed, based on scale-space ridge detection at a single scale, and using a naïve Bayesian classification step to select the ridge points corresponding to bright lines. The effectiveness of the technique is demonstrated by applying it to a COSMO-SkyMed image of L'Aquila, Italy.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: remote sensing, urban areas, SAR, synthetic aperture radar, earthquake, change detection
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Surrey Space Centre
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 14:31
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:27
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/533445

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