CHANGE DETECTION OF POLARIMETRIC SAR DATA FOR MONITORING OF AGRICULTURAL AREAS
Keywords: Change Detection, Test statistic, Hypothesis testing, Polarimetric SAR
Abstract. Change detection is important to understand the patterns of transition in multi-temporal SAR acquisitions over same geographical areas. In this work, we implemented a test statistic on covariance matrices for change detection. The RADARSAT-2 data spanning the agricultural land of Central Hisar Farm in Haryana, India was used. Hypothesis testing on test-statistic was done by a pre-decided significance level. A change map was plotted and the areas with ‘change’ and ‘no change’ were determined. Analysis of changing trends of different crop lifecycles is done. This study is useful in making important agricultural crop predictions.