RFI detected by kurtosis and polarimetry: performance comparison based on airborne campaign data

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Abstract

Leading up to the ESA Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission, a series of campaigns have taken place, including airborne L-band radiometer measurements using the EMIRAD-2 radiometer - a fully polarimetric radiometer with Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) detection capabilities by means of the kurtosis method. An RFI detection scheme combining kurtosis and polarimetry has been evaluated, and it has been established that the two methods complement each other well. Following the addition of a digital filter bank to the radiometer system, a new RFI detection scheme has been developed and tested. The RFI removal capabilities of the two detection schemes are similar, however, the new detection scheme results in fewer data samples being discarded due to RFI.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad)
Number of pages4
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)9781467314688
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Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event12th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad) - Tor Vergata University of Rome Villa Mondragone, Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 Mar 20129 Mar 2012
Conference number: 12
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Conference12th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad)
Number12
LocationTor Vergata University of Rome Villa Mondragone
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period05/03/201209/03/2012
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