Improved LLM Methods Using Linear Regression
This paper is focused on investigations of the improved correction of the effect of variation in incidence angle on ScanSAR data. Conventional correction methods (such as LLM, locally linear mapping) typically assume that each target class has a similarity distribution in the middle of the image. The objectives of this study are to extend the correction algorithm to full swath width without any assumptions. For a target class only distributed on one or both sides of the image, interpolation or extrapolation of the confidence interval is realized using the linear regression technique based on the exponential model. The position of the reference band is then determined and the correction is performed. Experiments were performed on ENVISAT ASAR and RADARSAT-2 ScanSAR data. The results show the effectiveness of the proposed method.
Accepted manuscript file. Publisher's version available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8128212