Volume Decorrelation Effects in TanDEM-X Interferometric SAR Data

Martone M, Rizzoli P, Krieger G (2016)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2016


Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Book Volume: 13

Pages Range: 1812-1816

Journal Issue: 12

URI: https://elib.dlr.de/106238/

DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2016.2614103


Among the several factors which may affect the quality of interferometric SAR products, volume decorrelation represents the coherence loss contribution due to the presence of multiple scatterers within a single resolution cell, which results in an increase of the interferometric phase uncertainty. In this letter we investigate the effects of volume decorrelation on X-band TanDEM-X interferometric data. TanDEM-X is the first bistatic space-borne SAR mission and provides a unique, global, and manifold interferometric data set to be exploited for a variety of scientific and commercial applications. The main goal of this paper is to provide the scientific community with a characterization of volume decorrelation effects occurring at X-band for different land cover types and acquisition geometries. The potentials of volume decorrelation contribution at X-band for land classification are discussed as well and some application examples are presented.

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Martone, M., Rizzoli, P., & Krieger, G. (2016). Volume Decorrelation Effects in TanDEM-X Interferometric SAR Data. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 13(12), 1812-1816. https://doi.org/10.1109/LGRS.2016.2614103


Martone, Michele, Paola Rizzoli, and Gerhard Krieger. "Volume Decorrelation Effects in TanDEM-X Interferometric SAR Data." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 13.12 (2016): 1812-1816.

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