Improving PSI processing of mining induced large deformations with external models

Konferenz: EUSAR 2021 - 13th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
29.03.2021 - 01.04.2021 in online

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2021

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

Du, Sen; Mallorqui, Jordi J. (CommSensLab, Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Campus Nord, Barcelona, Spain)
Fan, Hongdong (Key Laboratory for Land Environment and Disaster Monitoring of NASG, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China)

The surface deformation caused by coal mining may cause various geological disasters. Many scholars use for mine monitoring Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) combined with external models to compensate the phase wrapping when strong gradient deformations are present. In this paper, a method to increase the accuracy of the external model adjustment is presented. The evaluation is carried out by comparing the modeless conventional PSI approach and the proposed method. The results show that the proposed method could better retrieve non-linear deformation. The comparison of PSI results with in-situ leveling data shows that the error on the deformation time-series is reduced by 35.3%.