In the last decade, Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) and SAR tomography (TomoSAR) have been used for reconstructing the elevation profile of a scene, starting from a set of co-registered Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images. The possible advantage of TomoSAR over classical interferometric methods consists in the potential capability of improving the detection of single scatterers presenting stable proprieties over time (Persistent Scatterers or PS), as well as to enable the detection of multiple scatterers interfering within the same range-azimuth resolution cell. In urban environment, when only single dominant scatterers are present in each range-azimuth resolution cell, both methods can be exploited to estimate the altitude, deformation rate and thermal expansion of a subset of reliable scatterers, which are selected on the basis of different criteria. This paper is focused on a performance analysis of the two class of methods, using the results obtained in urban environment on simulated and real TerraSAR-X data. A concise description of both techniques, along with a discussion on their potential capabilities in selecting the most reliable scatterers, is given.
|Titolo:||Scatterer detection in urban environment using persistent scatterer interferometry and SAR tomography|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|