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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Analysis of geometric property of building double-reflection in high-resolution SAR images and its application to height retrieval
Author(s): Hongzhen Chen; Yueting Zhang; Hongqi Wang; Chibiao Ding
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Paper Abstract

A novel height-retrieval method of individual urban structure from high-resolution (HR) synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images is presented based on the geometric property of the double-bounce contribution. The double-bounce contributions caused by the interaction of the visible walls and the surrounding ground are the key features of urban structure. Their scattering distributions and geometric properties are analyzed, a set of geometric models is built, and then a building-height retrieval approach based on these models is proposed. An analysis of the sensitiveness of the height retrieval to errors on the sensor system, building, and measured parameters is performed. The validity and superiority of the proposed approach are demonstrated by four simulation examples, two real very high-resolution MiniSAR examples, and four real HR TerraSAR-X examples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2012
PDF: 19 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 6(1) 063555 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.6.063555
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 6, Issue 1
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Hongzhen Chen, Institute of Electronics (China)
Yueting Zhang, Institute of Electronics (China)
Hongqi Wang, Institute of Electronics (China)
Chibiao Ding, Institute of Electronics (China)


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