High resolution X-band SAR imagery for precise agriculture and crop monitoring

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In the next couple of years at least two SAR high resolutions payloads will be launched, and during the next decade many more. Optical remote sensing is being used routinely in agricultural management and studies. Radar data which is often used in geophysical studies is not utilized heavily in agriculture and specifically X-band data are not commonly used. In the following paper we had unique access to high resolution polarimetric X-band radar data from Elta Systems Inc test bed SAR flown onboard a Boeing 737 aircraft. Results show potential in using X-band SAR for agriculture and bio-geophysical studies. Hence the ability to map small agricultural fields, assess their relative soil water content and distinguish between young and mature tree plantations is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue numberSP-644
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2007
EventPolInSAR 2007: 3rd International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry - Frascati, Italy
Duration: 22 Jan 200726 Jan 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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