A new phase unwrapping processing chain for 3D reconstruction of urban areas

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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Shabou, Aymen; Tupin, Florance (Institut TELECOM, TELECOM ParisTech, CNRS LTCI, France)
Ferraioli, Giampaolo (Dipartimento per le Tecnologie - University of Naples Parthenope, Italy)
Baselice, Fabio (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT), University of Napoli Parthenope, Italy)

A new phase unwrapping processing chain for 3D reconstruction using very high resolution multi-baseline data is proposed. The algorithm exploits both amplitude and phase of the available multi-baseline complex data to unwrap and simultaneously regularize the observed data. Indeed, the exploitation of amplitude data within the unwrapping chain helps in preserving sharp discontinuities, typical of urban areas. Furthermore, the algorithm is able to efficiently manage independent multi-baseline phase contributions artifacts such as the offsets. As result, the technique provides accurate and reliable DEM of the observed areas, becoming an effective and practical instrument for 3D mapping of urban areas.