Determination of Rice Plant Morphology by Stochastic Optimization using X-Band PolSAR Data

Yuzugullu O., Erten E., Sahin M. Z., Hajnsek I.

26th IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), İzmir, Turkey, 2 - 05 May 2018 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2018.8404582
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The development of plants in rice fields has been monitored for years with remote sensing. The current trend in remote sensing research is towards precision agriculture, which aims to provide vitality information of plants in meter-scale resolution. Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (PolSAR) plays a significant role in rice monitoring by relating the plant morphology to scattering behavior of electromagnetic waves. This relation can be used to improve rice monitoring applications by making the estimation of detailed plant morphology possible.