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InSAR forensics: tracing InSAR scatterers in high resolution optical image

Wang, Yuanyuan and Zhu, Xiao Xiang (2015) InSAR forensics: tracing InSAR scatterers in high resolution optical image. In: Proceedings of FRINGE 2015 WORKSHOP, SP-731, pp. 1-8. ESA Spacebooks Online Shop. FRINGE 2015, 23-27 March, 2015, Frascati, Italy. ISBN 978-92-9221-295-7.

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The current synthetic aperture radar (SAR) theory makes a quite restrictive assumption – linearity – in the SAR imaging model, for the convenience of mathematical derivation. That is to say the imaged area is considered as an ensemble of individual point scatterers whose scattered fields and, hence, their responses in the SAR image superimpose linearly [1]. This is the so called the first Born approximation. However, the reality is, for sure, more complicated than such approximation. This work presents a step towards a better understanding of the scattering mechanism of different objects, and the occurrence of single scatterer, as well as multiple scatterers within a resolution cell. We back trace individual SAR scatterer to high resolution optical images where we can analyze the geometry, material, and other properties of the imaged object. The proposed approach consists of the following steps: 1. Retrieve the 3D positions of the scatterers’ positions from SAR images, i.e. a tomographic SAR inversion. 2. Co-register the 3D point cloud of the SAR scatterers with a reference 3D model, due to the relative position of the SAR point cloud to the reference point. 3. Co-register high resolution optical image with the reference 3D model, so that each scatterer can be traced in the optical image. 4. Classify the optical image pixels based on its semantic meaning, e.g. geometry, material, and so on. 5. Analyze the semantic meaning of the scatterers, especially those multiple scatterers within the same resolution cell. Currently, this work is finished till step three. The algorithm for step four and five are under development. We will present the findings in final full paper.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/100015/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:InSAR forensics: tracing InSAR scatterers in high resolution optical image
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Date:March 2015
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of FRINGE 2015 WORKSHOP
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-8
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Publisher:ESA Spacebooks Online Shop
Keywords:scatterer geolocalization, sementic classification, SAR optical fusion, InSAR
Event Title:FRINGE 2015
Event Location:Frascati, Italy
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:23-27 March, 2015
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben hochauflösende Fernerkundungsverfahren (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Deposited By: Wang, Yuanyuan
Deposited On:26 Nov 2015 13:56
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:56

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