Building Reconstruction from Multi-aspect InSAR Data

Chapter
Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 15)

Abstract

Modern space borne SAR sensors like TerraSAR-X and Cosmo-SkyMed provide geometric ground resolution of one meter. Airborne sensors (PAMIR [Brenner and Ender 2006], SETHI [Dreuillet et al. 2008]) achieve even higher resolution. In data of such kind, man-made structures in urban areas become visible in detail independently from daylight or cloud coverage. Typical objects of interest for both civil and military applications are buildings, bridges, and roads. However, phenomena due to the side-looking scene illumination of the SAR sensor complicate interpretability (Schreier 1993). Layover, foreshortening, shadowing, total reflection, and multi-bounce scattering of the RADAR signal hamper manual and automatic analysis especially in dense urban areas with high buildings. Such drawbacks may partly be overcome using additional information from, for example topographic maps, optical imagery (see corresponding chapter in this book), or SAR acquisitions from multiple aspects.

Keywords

Building Height InSAR Data Slant Range Phase Profile Building Roof 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fraunhofer-IOSB, SceneanalysisEttlingenGermany
  2. 2.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF)KarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.IPI Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation, Leibniz Universität HannoverHannoverGermany

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