Study of the speckle noise effects over the eigen decomposition of polarimetric SAR data: a review
Document typeConference report
PublisherEuropean Space Agency (ESA)
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This paper is focused on considering the effects of speckle noise on the eigen decomposition of the co- herency matrix. Based on a perturbation analysis of the matrix, it is possible to obtain an analytical expression for the mean value of the eigenvalues and the eigenvectors, as well as for the Entropy, the Anisotroopy and the dif- ferent a angles. The analytical expressions are compared against simulated polarimetric SAR data, demonstrating the correctness of the different expressions.
CitationLopez, C., Alonso, A., Fabregas, F. Study of the speckle noise effects over the eigen decomposition of polarimetric SAR data: a review. A: International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry. "Proceedings of 6th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry". Frascati: European Space Agency (ESA), 2013.