COMPARISON OF THE TANDEM-X RESPONSE BETWEEN VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL ORIENTED VEGETATION


Erien E. , Rossi C., YUZUGULLU O.

IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Milan, Italy, 26 - 31 July 2015, pp.2899-2902 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/igarss.2015.7326421
  • City: Milan
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.2899-2902

Abstract

The results of a two-year precision agriculture project have clearly demonstrated that TanDEM-X can successfully classify crops morphology through cultivation period. It has been found that TanDEM-X mission is capable of tracking the crop height, and the accuracy of the height estimation depends on the crop morphology, which causes a diversity between canopy top and acquisition phase center. In this work, in addition to interferometry with single polarized channels, polarimetric-interferometric acquisitions have been employed to figure out phase center diversity. The analysis showed that there is a diversity between height estimations from HH and VV polarized interferometric channels, which can reach to 10 cm in the reproductive stages of the crops.