At no cost to the user, the Copernicus mission frequently releases Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) datasets collected by the Sentinel-1 sensors. These datasets are regularly pre-processed by the Google Earth Engine and made available to the scientific community for further processing and analysis. This paper describes the application of a recently developed sequential change detection algorithm for Sentinel-1 datasets based on an omnibus likelihood ratio test statistic within the Google Earth Engine platform. Change detection methods, such as the one described here, offer the nuclear non-proliferation community a new way to use remote sensing datasets for monitoring nuclear facilities worldwide.
|Journal||Journal of Nuclear Materials Management|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|