An Efficient 3-D Positioning Method from Satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar Images

  • Yeong-Sun Song
  • Hong-Gyoo Sohn
  • Choung-Hwan Park
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4253)


This paper describes an efficient 3-D positioning method of SAR image only using ephemeris data and a single control point. The proposed method is applied to RADARSAT-1 SGF images of which ephemeris information is not accurate enough to directly use for the dynamic geometric modeling. The RMSE of the 3-D model by using a single CP (Control Point) is 43.86m, while that of traditional method using 10 CPs is 45.79m in comparison with reference 3-D model generated from 1:5,000 digital topographic maps of the study area. The test results show that even without the use of many CPs, it is possible to generate similar accuracy of 3D-model comparable to traditional method.


Synthetic Aperture Radar Stereo Image Check Point Satellite Position Kepler Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yeong-Sun Song
    • 1
  • Hong-Gyoo Sohn
    • 1
  • Choung-Hwan Park
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Civil Eng.Yonsei UniversitySeoulKorea

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