The Urban Footprint Processor - Concept and Implementation of a Processing Chain within the TanDEM-X Mission

Conference: EUSAR 2012 - 9th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
04/23/2012 - 04/26/2012 at Nuremberg, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2012

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Felbier, Andreas; Esch, Thomas; Roth, Achim; Heldens, Wieke; Taubenböck, Harmes; Schwinger, Maximilian; Huber, Martin; Müller, Andreas; Dech, Stefan (German Remote Sensing Data Center, German Aerospace Center (DLR), 82234 Wessling-Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)

The TanDEM-X (TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurements) mission acquires two complete coverages of the earth's surface of the years 2011 and 2012 to generate a global digital elevation model (DEM). This unique datasel, acquired in the context of the TanDEM-X mission, provides new possibilities for additional analyses, such as the mapping of human settlements. Therefore, the Urban Footprint Processor (UFP) is developed at DLR to generate a global map of human settlements based on TanDEM-X data from 2011 and 2012. This paper focuses on the technical concept of the UFP processing system and its implementation.