CO-POLAR SAR DATA CLASSIFICATION AS A TOOL FOR REAL TIME PADDY-RICE MONITORING


KUCUK C., Kaya G. T. , Erten E.

IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Milan, İtalya, 26 - 31 Temmuz 2015, ss.4141-4144 identifier identifier

Özet

The crop phenology retrieval on precision agriculture has been an important research area with the increasing demand on crops. Remotely sensed Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data provides a simple possibility for automatic monitoring of agricultural fields due to the its inherit all-weather monitoring capability. Most of the studies rely on morphology based modelling of the electromagnetic backscattering which requires Monte Carlo simulations. In this paper, instead of modelling the backscattering of the signals for monitoring the crop fields, a classification scheme was implemented on the data acquired by TerraSAR-X by using the features extracted from backscattering coefficients with the machine learning algorithms which are Support Vector Machines, k-Nearest Neighbor and Regression Tree.