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An improvement to flattening in interferometric SAR processing
Author(s): Qiming Zeng; Xiaofan Li; Liang Gao; Yihua Liu
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Paper Abstract

Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) is an effective measurement of generating large scale accurate digital elevation modeling (DEM). It is an important step in InSAR processing that removes the flat earth phase. Common flattening methods work on the assumptions that the interferometric baseline does not vary by time and approximation of local flat earth. These methods do not work well in reality due to the complicated situation. This paper analyzes the model of interferometric phase. Moreover, it puts forward an advanced method which takes into account the variation of baseline related to time. Finally, the actual data test shows the feasibility and validity of the new method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6200, Remote Sensing of the Environment: 15th National Symposium on Remote Sensing of China, 62000D (9 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.681254
Show Author Affiliations
Qiming Zeng, Peking Univ. (China)
Lab. of Spatial Information Integrated and 3S Project Applied (China)
Xiaofan Li, Peking Univ. (China)
Liang Gao, Peking Univ. (China)
Yihua Liu, Peking Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6200:
Remote Sensing of the Environment: 15th National Symposium on Remote Sensing of China
Qingxi Tong; Wei Gao; Huadong Guo, Editor(s)

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