Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (InSAR) allows the generation of Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) exploiting the phase difference (interferogram) of SAR data pairs relevant to the same illuminated area and received by slightly different look angles. Within the processing chain leading from the acquired SAR data pair to the final InSAR DEM, it is necessary to calculate a proper phase offset value to add to the unwrapped SAR interferogram. Moreover, in the airborne case, it can be necessary also the compensation of the residual motion errors not perfectly removed by the exploited Motion Compensation (MOCO) procedures during the focusing step. In this paper we present a novel algorithm for joint InSAR phase offset calculation and residual motion error compensation based on the use of an external low accuracy DEM. The effectiveness of the proposed algorithm is assessed on real data acquired by the multi-antena airborne OrbiSAR and TELAER system, both operating at X-band.
|Titolo:||A joint approach for phase offset estimation and residual motion error compensation in airborne SAR interferometry|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|