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See detailA proof of concept of Iterative DSM improvement through SAR scene simulation
De Rauw, Dominique ULg

in ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (2009), XXXVIII(3/W4), 121-126

In Very High Resolution (VHR) Synthesis Aperture Radar (SAR) context, very fine and accurate georeferencing and geoprojection processes are required. Both operations are only applicable if accurate local ... [more ▼]

In Very High Resolution (VHR) Synthesis Aperture Radar (SAR) context, very fine and accurate georeferencing and geoprojection processes are required. Both operations are only applicable if accurate local heights are known. 3D information may be derived from SAR interferometry (InSAR), But in VHR context, InSAR reveals to be inaccurate mostly due to phase unwrapping problems and to phase/height noise. Generated InSAR Digital Surface Models (DSM) can only be considered as a first good approximation of the observed surface. Therefore, we proposed to start from the InSAR DSM, to project it on ground range on a given datum, to model the observed scene using this projected DSM, then to simulate in slant range the intensity image issued from this structure model. Comparison between simulated and observed intensity image can then be used as a criterion to modify and improve the considered underlying DSM. In this paper, we present the different steps of the proposed approach and results obtained so far, showing that the proposed process can be run iteratively to modify the DSM and reach a stable solution. [less ▲]

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