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Phase inconsistencies and multiple scattering in SAR interferometry

De Zan, Francesco and Zonno, Mariantonietta and López-Dekker, Paco (2015) Phase inconsistencies and multiple scattering in SAR interferometry. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (12), pp. 6608-6616. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2015.2444431. ISSN 0196-2892.

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With three coherent synthetic aperture radar images, it is possible to form three interferograms. In some cases, the phases of the three averaged interferograms will be significantly inconsistent and indicate a sort of phase excess or deficit (which we call lack of triangularity or inconsistency). In this paper, we illustrate theoretically which models can explain such phenomenon and provide some real-data examples. It is also shown that two or more independent scattering mechanisms are necessary to explain phase inconsistencies. The observation of lack of consistency might be useful to derive information on the target and as a warning that the scatterer presents a temporal covariance matrix which is not intrinsically real, with consequences for the processing of interferometric stacks.

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Title:Phase inconsistencies and multiple scattering in SAR interferometry
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Zonno, MariantoniettaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9537-1899UNSPECIFIED
Date:December 2015
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 6608-6616
Publisher:IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Keywords:Closure phase, inconsistency, multiple scattering, skewness, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry
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
Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: De Zan, Francesco
Deposited On:09 Jul 2015 11:36
Last Modified:28 Mar 2023 23:43

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