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Imaging of targets beneath foliage with SAR tomography

Nannini, Matteo and Scheiber, Rolf and Horn, Ralf (2008) Imaging of targets beneath foliage with SAR tomography. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR), p. 4. European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR), 2008-06-02 - 2008-06-05, Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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Abstract

SAR tomography (SARTom) is an imaging technique that allows multiple phase centre separation in the vertical (height) direction, leading to a 3-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of the imaged scene. It is usually performed after standard 2D SAR repeat-pass processing and operates on a stack of coregistered SAR images. Retrieval of volume structure information (e.g. for forest classication) and the solution of the layover problem are two of the most promising applications. In this paper the application of SARTom to image targets hidden beneath foliage is presented. This method is applied to L-band airborne data acquired during a tomographic campaign that took place in September 2006 on the test site of Dornstetten (Germany) involving the E-SAR system of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper, Poster)
Title:Imaging of targets beneath foliage with SAR tomography
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Nannini, MatteoUNSPECIFIED
Scheiber, RolfUNSPECIFIED
Horn, RalfUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2008
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 4
Status:Published
Keywords:SAR, tomography, target detection
Event Title:European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
Event Location:Friedrichshafen, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2008-06-02 - 2008-06-05
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 Flugzeug-SAR (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > SAR Technology
Deposited By: Matteo Nannini
Deposited On:23 Jul 2008
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:30

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