General model-based decomposition framework for polarimetric SAR images
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Polarimetric synthetic aperture radars emit a signal and measure the magnitude, phase, and polarization of the return. Polarimetric decompositions are used to extract physically meaningful attributes of the scatterers. Of these, model-based decompositions intend to model the measured data with canonical scatter-types. Many advances have been made to this field of model-based decomposition and this work is surveyed by the first portion of this dissertation. A general model-based decomposition framework (GMBDF) is established that can decompose polarimetric data with different scatter-types and ...