Title: IEEE Standard for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Polarimetric Remote Sensing Method for Earth Observation Applications
Scope: Polarimetric remote sensing is a new remote sensing observation method and a supplement to conventional remote sensing. It is effective at the ultraviolet, visible and infrared spectral regions for better monitoring of the earth. Different objects have different polarized spectrum characteristics, even different parts of the same objects show different polarization states. As a result, at every band ranges(ultraviolet, visible and infrared) the UAV polarimetric remote sensing needs different sensors, different band setting, different data preprocessing procedures, even needs different recognition models for different earth object. Multiple parameters and diverse metrics create interoperability and data utilization problems unless standards areestablished in various aspects of polarimetric remote sensing for Earth observation systems. This standard specifies the basic definitions of terms in the UAV Earth observation polarimetric remote sensing task, and also specifies the basic process and method from three aspects: data acquisition preparation, data acquisition and correction, data processing and application, and explains the technical terms. It also puts forward instructive suggestions in many specific dimensions, such as personnel allocation, equipment status, parameter indicators, data calibration, data processing methods, etc. This standard will enable vendors to supply various components for Drone-based polarimetric remote sensing systems and to help ensure interoperability in operations and data utilization of polarimetric remote sensing deployed in earth observation systems.