POLARIMETRY BASED SAR SHAPE FROM SHADING FOR TERRAIN RECONSTRUCTION

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$49,998.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1989
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
10606
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vexcel Corp
2905 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr Franz W Leberl
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
VEXCEL CORPORATION PROPOSES TO DEVELOP ALGORITHMS AND SOFTWARE WHICH INCORPORATE POLARIZATION DATA INTO TECHNIQUES FOR TERRAIN RECONSTRUCTION USING SHAPE-FROM-SHADING IN MULTIPLE-IMAGE, SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR (SAR) QUADPOLE DATA. THIS REPRESENTS AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO THE PROBLEM OF RESOLVING THE AMBIGUITIES INHERENT IN ATTRIBUTING THE CHANGES IN SAR IMAGE SHADING TO EITHER ACTUAL CHANGES IN TERRAIN SLOPE OR TO CHANGES IN SCATTERING CROSS SECTION. THIS SOLUTION WILL COMBINE COMPLEX POLARIZATION DATA WITH SPATIAL DATA TO ACHIEVE HIGHER RESOLUTION TERRAIN RECONSTRUCTION FROM SAR DATA THAN CAN BE OBTAINED BY RADAR STEREO TECHNIQUES ALONE.

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