A New Automatic Ship Detection Method Using $L$-Band Polarimetric SAR Imagery

  title={A New Automatic Ship Detection Method Using \$L\$-Band Polarimetric SAR Imagery},
  author={Jujie Wei and Pingxiang Li and Jie Yang and Jixian Zhang and Fengkai Lang},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing},
Ship-sea contrast can be improved significantly when the full polarimetric information is used, compared with the information provided by a single polarization channel. Therefore, a new automatic ship detection method, termed SPAN Wishart (SPWH), is proposed in this paper based on an unsupervised classification concept, which combines the SPAN of a polarimetric SAR (POLSAR) data with the complex Wishart classifier. The significant improvement of this technique is to utilize the SPAN of ship… CONTINUE READING


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