POLARIMETRY BASED SAR SHAPE FROM SHADING FOR TERRAIN RECONSTRUCTION

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,998.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
10606
Agency Tracking Number:
10606
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2905 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Franz W Leberl
() -
Business Contact:
() -
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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