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Traffic Monitoring with Spaceborne SAR - Theory, simulations, and experiments

Hinz, Stefan and Meyer, Franz Josef and Eineder, Michael and Bamler, Richard (2006) Traffic Monitoring with Spaceborne SAR - Theory, simulations, and experiments. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 106, pp. 231-244. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016.cviu.2006.09.008.

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This paper reviews the theoretical background for upcoming dual-channel radar satellite missions to monitor traffic from space and exemplifies the potentials and limitations by real data. In general, objects that move during the illumination time of the radar will be imaged differently than stationary objects. If the assumptions incorporated in the focusing process of the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) principle are not met, a moving object will appear both displaced and blurred. To study the impact of these (and related) distortions in focused SAR images, the analytic relations between an arbitrarily moving point scatterer and its conjugate in the SAR image have been reviewed and adapted to dual-channel satellite specifications. Furthermore, a specific detection scheme is proposed that integrates complementary detection and velocity estimation algorithms with knowledge derived from external sources as, e.g., road databases. Results using real SAR data are presented to validate the theory.

Document Type:Article
Title:Traffic Monitoring with Spaceborne SAR - Theory, simulations, and experiments
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Hinz, StefanTU München
Meyer, Franz JosefUNSPECIFIED
Eineder, MichaelUNSPECIFIED
Bamler, RichardUNSPECIFIED
Date:29 December 2006
Journal or Publication Title:Computer Vision and Image Understanding
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 231-244
Series Name:Science Direct
Keywords:Vehicle detection, Velocity estimation, Spaceborne synthetic aperture radar, along-track radar interferometry
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):W - Vorhaben Bildwissenschaften (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Image Science
Deposited By: Cornelia Roehl
Deposited On:04 May 2007
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 13:44

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