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Phase unwrapping by synthetic weighted multigrid algorithm for interferometric SAR
Author(s): Qingdong Hu; Shiyi Mao; Xiaoyu Li
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Paper Abstract

First it is demonstrated in the continuous domain that least squares phase unwrapping can be expressed by Poisson equation. Therefore, solutions of the Poisson problem can be naturally employed to solve the 2D phase unwrapping. Then the error propagation in the least squares phase unwrapping is investigated by means of the Green's function due to the equivalence between the least squares and the Green's function methods. Because multigrid algorithm for solving weighted least squares equations can provide stable solutions with fast convergence, it is developed here to be a new synthetic algorithm with Branch Cut algorithm providing the weighting factors and the initial values as a change. The new synthetic algorithm combines the advantages of the Branch Cut and the Weighted Multigrid algorithm together and results on real X- SAR data of Etna mountain, Italy, finally confirm its stable and fast performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3721, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery VI, (13 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357624
Show Author Affiliations
Qingdong Hu, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Shiyi Mao, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Xiaoyu Li, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3721:
Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery VI
Edmund G. Zelnio, Editor(s)

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