SAR tomography (TomoSAR) allows facing the problem related to the interference of coherent scatterers within the same pixels due to the occurrence of layover. Whereas, full imaging the continuous reflectivity profile along the elevation dimension is a typical framework to deal with the non-coherent volumetric scatterers in the forested area. Layover usually arises in volumetric scenario and leads to discontinuity in the reconstructed vertical reflectivity image. This paper aims to investigate the possibility of addressing layover issue in forested area by exploiting the unified non-local (NL) filtering of multi-baseline (MB) covariance matrix. To this aim, the performance of non-parametric Capon spectral estimation technique has been analyzed using the NL filtered MB covariance matrix and efficient vertical reflectivity profile reconstruction is demonstrated, which almost addressed the layover issues.
|Titolo:||On the role of non-local filtering in forest vertical structure characterization using SAR tomography|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|