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First 3-D reconstructions of target hidden beneath foliage by means of polarimetric SAR tomography

Nannini, Matteo and Scheiber, Rolf and Horn, Ralf and Moreira, Alberto (2012) First 3-D reconstructions of target hidden beneath foliage by means of polarimetric SAR tomography. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 9 (1), pp. 60-64. DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2011.2160329. ISBN 1545-598X.

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Abstract

SAR tomography (SARTom) is an imaging technique that allows multiple phase center separation in the vertical direction, leading to a 3-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of the imaged scene. Retrieval of volume structure information (e.g. for forest classification) and the solution of the layover problem are two of the most promising applications. In this paper, SAR tomography, in combination with polarimetry (PolSARTom), is exploited to image and to extract characteristic features (e.g. shape, height) of targets hidden beneath foliage. This analysis is applied to L-band airborne data acquired by the E-SAR system of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) during a tomographic campaign that took place in September 2006 on the test site of Dornstetten (Germany).

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Title:First 3-D reconstructions of target hidden beneath foliage by means of polarimetric SAR tomography
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Nannini, MatteoUNSPECIFIED
Scheiber, RolfUNSPECIFIED
Horn, RalfUNSPECIFIED
Moreira, AlbertoUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2012
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:9
DOI:10.1109/LGRS.2011.2160329
Page Range:pp. 60-64
ISBN:1545-598X
Status:Published
Keywords:SAR tomography, polarimetry, super-resolution, target detection.
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 > SAR Technology
Deposited By: Matteo Nannini
Deposited On:16 Jun 2011 15:37
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:18

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