Breit, Helko and Knöpfle, Walter and Adam, Nico and Eineder, Michael and Suchandt, Steffen and Rabus, Bernd (2002) SRTM X-SAR DEM of Europe - Results and Algorithmic Improvements. In: Proceedings IGARSS'02. IGARSS 2002, Toronto, Canada, June 24 -28, 2002.
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In February 2000, the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission acquired a global digital elevation model (DEM) within only 11 days. During the years 2000 and 2001 extensive testing and calibration activities primarily based on ocean surface data took place at DLR. The calibration phase is now finished and the quality of the products analyzed so far met all specifications. The routine processing of the German X-band data at DLR began in November 2001, starting with Europe. Now, that hundreds of image frames over Europe are being processed and mosaicked to a continent-wide DEM, the largescale system stability becomes visible. Our paper reports the experiences from mosaicking based on self-consistency tests and on comparison with independent reference data. While the overall quality is promising, there are still some outliers to be investigated and compensated. The calibration concept based on the use of ocean data will be presented and discussed. Adaptations and improvements based on selfconsistency will be presented, that allow a more robust and automated processing.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Title:||SRTM X-SAR DEM of Europe - Results and Algorithmic Improvements|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings IGARSS'02|
|Keywords:||SRTM, SAR, DEM, InSAR|
|Event Title:||IGARSS 2002, Toronto, Canada, June 24 -28, 2002|
|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|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Remote Sensing Technology Institute|
German Remote Sensing Data Center
|Deposited By:||Cornelia Roehl|
|Deposited On:||26 Jan 2006|
|Last Modified:||06 Jan 2010 12:16|
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