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A two-level image pair simulator for interferometric synthetic aperture radar
Author(s): Wenxun Chen; Zheng Xiang; Xingzhao Liu; Mengmeng Zhu
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a novel simulator to obtain single-look complex (SLC) image pair from the distributed target for interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR). From conventional works, two simulation levels are derived: one is raw signal level (RSL) which means using raw signal to obtain SLC image pairs, the other is SLC image level (SIL) which means obtaining the SLC image pairs directly from existing SAR images. Conventional simulators only work on one simulation level, use complicated backscattering models, have high computational load on RSL and mismatch the real data on SIL. The novel simulator can robustly work on both RSL and SIL. It not only simplified the backscattering model, but also reduces the computational load on RSL. Moreover, the novel simulator creatively uses complex backscattering coefficient (CBC) pair to generate SLC image pair on SIL, which makes the result more accurately match real data. Finally, the improvements of this novel simulator are demonstrated by experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7145, Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Monitoring and Assessment of Natural Resources and Environments, 71452P (3 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.813081
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Wenxun Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Zheng Xiang, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Xingzhao Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Mengmeng Zhu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7145:
Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Monitoring and Assessment of Natural Resources and Environments
Lin Liu; Xia Li; Kai Liu; Xinchang Zhang; Yong Lao, Editor(s)

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