Least Squares Estimation of PSI Networks for Large Scenes with Multithreaded Singular Value Decomposition

Conference: EUSAR 2010 - 8th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/07/2010 - 06/10/2010 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2010

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Liebhart, Werner (Technical University Munich, Germany)
Adam, Nico; Parizzi, Alessandro (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)

In the Persistent Scatterer Interferometry relative height and deformation updates are estimated between nearby persistent scatterers (PSs). In practice, a reference network is established and the absolute values are estimated by integration. However, PSs can be mis-detected and relative measurements mis-estimated. As a consequence, the integration result depends on the integration path. Therefore, inconsistent measurements need to be eliminated. This paper presents our implemented integration technique which is based on a multithreaded Singular Value Decomposition. An advantage of our method is the straight forward error propagation assessment. As a result, the actual network can be improved by removing inaccurate point scatterers.