Very high resolution SAR interferometry of urban areas

Conference: EUSAR 2008 - 7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/02/2008 - 06/05/2008 at Friedrichshafen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2008

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Brenner, Andreas R.; Roessing, Ludwig; Bürger, Wolfram (FGAN - Research Institute for High-Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques (FHR), Neuenahrer Str. 20, D-53343 Wachtberg-Werthhoven, Germany)

In this paper, the benefits of very high resolution interferometric SAR (IfSAR) imaging of urban areas are demonstrated and evaluated. It is shown that this technique allows to analyse layover situations, which are common in such environments. For this reason, very high resolution IfSAR will form an important basis for future radar based urban analysis. The results of this paper are based on very high resolution IfSAR images (down to sub-decimeter resolution) acquired over urban areas using PAMIR, the airborne X-band SAR/GMTI demonstrator of FGAN-FHR.