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3D Synthetic Aperture Radar Simulation for Interpreting Complex Urban Reflection Scenarios

Auer, Stefan (2011) 3D Synthetic Aperture Radar Simulation for Interpreting Complex Urban Reflection Scenarios. Dissertation, Technische Universität München.

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Due to the high spatial resolution of up to 1 m, very high resolution spaceborne SAR sensors such as TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X or COSMO-SkyMed enable the monitoring of single objects on the earth surface. However, the interpretation of the appearance of objects on SAR images is difficult due to distortion effects like foreshortening or layover. So far, the nature of scatterers evoking prominent SAR image features is still not known in detail. Simulation methods based on rendering algorithms enable to support the visual interpretation of SAR images, as the focus can be set on the object geometry. Mainly developed for providing test data sets, simulators reported in the literature are limited to the azimuth-range plane. Additional methods for exploiting the geometry of simulated data still have to be developed. In order to overcome these limitations, the work presented in this thesis adresses three new aspects. First, SAR simulation is conducted in three dimensions, including the elevation domain. Second, methods for the directed analysis of image signatures are introduced. Finally, the inversion of SAR imaging systems is simulated for analyzing the physical origin of SAR image signatures.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/84330/
Document Type:Thesis (Dissertation)
Title:3D Synthetic Aperture Radar Simulation for Interpreting Complex Urban Reflection Scenarios
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Auer, StefanStefan.Auer (at) bv.tum.deUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Deutsche Geodätische Kommission, Reihe C, Nr. 660, Verlag der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, ISBN 978-3-7696-5072-3
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:126
Keywords:SAR Simulation, Persistent Scatterer Interferometry, Data Fusion
Institution:Technische Universität München
Department:Institut für Photogrammetrie und Kartographie
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: Eineder, Prof. Dr. Michael
Deposited On:24 Sep 2013 18:03
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:42

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