Multibaseline Two Layer Model PolInSAR Ground and Volume Separation

Conference: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/04/2018 - 06/07/2018 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2018

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Alonso-Gonzalez, Alberto; Papathanassiou, Konstantinos P. (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)

This work introduces a method to separate the ground and volume contributions from Polarimetric SAR Interferometric acquisitions. Based on the two layer model, the radar response may be decomposed into these two main components and the full rank polarimetric covariance matrices of the corresponding ground and volume layers may be extracted from the data. The technique is evaluated with real multibaseline fully polarimetric L-band data acquired in 2009 by the E-SAR airborne sensor over the forest in Traunstein, southern Germany