Analysing Urban Areas using Multiple Track POL-InSAR Data at L-Band

Conference: EUSAR 2006 - 6th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
05/16/2006 - 05/18/2006 at Dresden, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2006

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sauer, S.; Ferro-Famil, L.; Pottier, E. (University of Rennes 1, IETR Laboratory, Radar Polarimetry Group, Bat 11D, 263 Avenue General Leclerc, CS 74205, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France)
Reigber, A. (Berlin University of Technology, Computer Vision and Remote Sensing Group, Franklinstrasse 28/29, FR3-1, D-10587 Berlin, Germany)

This paper extends two single polarization multibaseline interferometric SAR high resolution techniques to the fully polarimetric configuration: the Music method and one approach based on maximum likelihood. These new algorithms enhance the height estimation of scatterers by calculating optimal polarization combinations and allow to determine their physical characteristics. First experimental results are shown estimating the height of buildings and their polarimetric features using multibaseline Pol-InSAR data acquired by DLR's E-SAR system.