Scalable analysis and retrieval of polarimetric SAR data on elastic computing clouds

Authors: Luigi Mascolo, Marco Quartulli, Pietro Guccione, Giovanni Nico, Igor G. Olaizola

Date: 12.11.2014


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Abstract

Earth Observation (EO) mining systems aim at supporting efficient access and exploration of large volumes of image products. In this work, we address the problem of content-based image retrieval via example-based queries from Petabyte-scale EO data archives. To this end, we propose an interactive data mining system that relies on distributing unsupervised ingestion processes onto virtual machine instances in elastic, on-demand computing infrastructures that also support archive-scale content indexing via a "big data" analytics cluster-computing framework. In particular, we focus on the analysis of polarimetric SAR data, for which target decomposition theorems have proved fundamental in discovering patterns in data and in characterizing the ground scattering properties. Experiments are carried out on the publicly available UAVSAR full polarimetric data archive, whose basic products amount to about 0.64 PB of storage. We report the results of the tests performed by using a public IaaS. The obtained measures appear promising for data mapping and information retrieval applications.

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author = {Luigi Mascolo, Marco Quartulli, Pietro Guccione, Giovanni Nico, Igor G. Olaizola },
title = {Scalable analysis and retrieval of polarimetric SAR data on elastic computing clouds},
pages = {150-153},
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Content–Based Retrieval, Remote Sensing, Elastic Cloud Computing, Big Data, Polarimetric SAR 1


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abstract = {

Earth Observation (EO) mining systems aim at supporting efficient access and exploration of large volumes of image products. In this work, we address the problem of content-based image retrieval via example-based queries from Petabyte-scale EO data archives. To this end, we propose an interactive data mining system that relies on distributing unsupervised ingestion processes onto virtual machine instances in elastic, on-demand computing infrastructures that also support archive-scale content indexing via a "big data" analytics cluster-computing framework. In particular, we focus on the analysis of polarimetric SAR data, for which target decomposition theorems have proved fundamental in discovering patterns in data and in characterizing the ground scattering properties. Experiments are carried out on the publicly available UAVSAR full polarimetric data archive, whose basic products amount to about 0.64 PB of storage. We report the results of the tests performed by using a public IaaS. The obtained measures appear promising for data mapping and information retrieval applications.


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isbn = {978-92-79-43252-1 },
date = {2014-11-12},
year = {2014},
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