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A 3-dimensional polynomial model for geometric corrections of airborne SAR images
Author(s): Jingjing Song; Jingjuan Liao
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Paper Abstract

Terrain undulations have significant influence on the geometric and radiometric quality of high-resolution airborne synthetic aperture radar images. The correction of these effects becomes indispensable before image analyzing. The paper presents a new approach to the geometric correction under unknown parameters of the SAR imaging geometry. Using a three-dimensional (3D) polynomial model, the image of the testing area is geo-corrected. The selection of polynomial order is emphasized. The best appropriate polynomial order for testing area is selected after testing nine different polynomial orders which are 1-1-0, 1-1-1, 2-2-0, 2-2-1, 2-2-2, 3-3-0, 3-3-1, 3-3-2, 3-3-3. The resulting image is a fully terrain corrected one and could be used for real-time monitoring and evaluating emergencies (e.g., hurricanes or earthquakes).

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 August 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8203, Remote Sensing of the Environment: The 17th China Conference on Remote Sensing, 82030G (15 August 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.910393
Show Author Affiliations
Jingjing Song, Ctr. for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (China)
Graduate Univ. of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Jingjuan Liao, Ctr. for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8203:
Remote Sensing of the Environment: The 17th China Conference on Remote Sensing
Qingxi Tong; Xingfa Gu; Boqin Zhu, Editor(s)

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