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Interferometric DEM Reconstruction of Alpine Areas – Experiences with SRTM Data and Improved Strategies for Future Missions

Eineder, Michael (2005) Interferometric DEM Reconstruction of Alpine Areas – Experiences with SRTM Data and Improved Strategies for Future Missions. In: EARSel symposium 3D Remote Sensing in Porto, June 7th – 9th, 2005, Proceedngs auf CD-ROM und online. EARSeL Workshop 3D-Remote Sensing, Porto.

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Abstract

The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission SRTM produced the first global digital elevation model (DEM) data set of the world’s topography in the year 2000. The data set covers regions between ±60 degrees latitude with a resolution of 30 meters. The 90 % height accuracy in these regions is on the range of 6 meters, limited by the baseline length, the metrology and the instrument noise. In mountainous areas larger data gaps exist in the C-band data set produced by NASA/JPL as well as in the X-band data set produced at DLR. The reason for these gaps are high slopes that lead to radar shadow, layover and to phase unwrapping problems. In order to overcome these problems and to further increase the DEM accuracy, future systems must take advantage of multiple incidence angles, multiple heading angles and multiple baselines or multiple radar frequencies. The paper demonstrates high mountain artifacts in SRTM data and demonstrates strategies and algorithms to overcome them. Optimized acquisition strategies for future missions are proposed that are adapted to the slope distribution of the area. The TanDEM-X mission currently studied at DLR and the expected product accuracy is shortly presented.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2005,
Title:Interferometric DEM Reconstruction of Alpine Areas – Experiences with SRTM Data and Improved Strategies for Future Missions
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Eineder, MichaelUNSPECIFIED
Date:2005
Journal or Publication Title:EARSel symposium 3D Remote Sensing in Porto, June 7th – 9th, 2005, Proceedngs auf CD-ROM und online
Editors:
EditorsEmail
European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories, UNSPECIFIED
Status:Published
Keywords:SAR interferometry, DEM, multi baseline, shadow, layover
Event Title:EARSeL Workshop 3D-Remote Sensing, Porto
Organizer:EARSeL
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Deposited By: Cornelia Roehl
Deposited On:27 Jan 2006
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 19:44

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