A variable bit rate coding scheme designed for new generation SAR satellites is presented. This coding is based on previous schemes of Block Adaptive Quantizer (BAQ) [1] and is intended as a possible improvement over Sentinel-1 FDBAQ [3,4]. In this project, the number of quantizers is considered a design choice and the optimization is carried out looking for a set of reflectivity classes in which partition all the imaged areas on the Earth. Superior performances to those envisaged for Sentinel-1 FDBAQ are obtained in terms of SNR vs. average rate. Results come from simulations based on a 16-bit mosaic of C band reflectivity obtained by ESRIN from ENVISAT GM data [6] and Wien University database of ENVISAT WSM radar reflectivity [10].

Optimal Block Quantization for SAR data

GUCCIONE, Pietro;CAFFORIO, Ciro;
2010

Abstract

A variable bit rate coding scheme designed for new generation SAR satellites is presented. This coding is based on previous schemes of Block Adaptive Quantizer (BAQ) [1] and is intended as a possible improvement over Sentinel-1 FDBAQ [3,4]. In this project, the number of quantizers is considered a design choice and the optimization is carried out looking for a set of reflectivity classes in which partition all the imaged areas on the Earth. Superior performances to those envisaged for Sentinel-1 FDBAQ are obtained in terms of SNR vs. average rate. Results come from simulations based on a 16-bit mosaic of C band reflectivity obtained by ESRIN from ENVISAT GM data [6] and Wien University database of ENVISAT WSM radar reflectivity [10].
IEEE International Radar Conference 2010, RADAR 2010
978-142445812-7
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