Quantitative analysis of stripmap and spotlight SAR interferometry with COSMO-SkyMed constellation
Nitti, D.O. ; Nutricato, R. ; Bovenga, F. ; ...Milillo, G. ; et al.
Jan - 2009
DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2009.5418249
ISBN : 978-1-4244-3394-0

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type: Conference Proceedings

This work is focused on the phase validation of interferograms obtained by combining COSMO-SkyMed SAR images acquired by a single satellite (temporal baseline coincident with the orbital repeat cycle) or even by two satellites of the SAR constellation in equi-phased configuration on the orbital plane (temporal baseline: 8 days), thus minimizing the temporal decorrelation. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses have been therefore carried out for HI (HIMAGE: stripmap, single polarization) and S2 (enhanced spotlight) imaging modes, in order to proof whether or not COSMO-SkyMed constellation is well suited for SAR interferometry.

keywords : Atmospheric measurements,Buildings,COSMO-SKYMed,COSMO-SkyMed SAR images,High-resolution imaging,Image analysis,Polarization,Rail transportation,Remote monitoring,SAR Interferometry,SAR constellation,Satellites,Spatial resolution,Synthetic aperture radar interferometry,enhanced spotlight imaging modes,equi-phased configuration,geophysical techniques,height measurement,interferograms,phase validation,radar interferometry,remote sensing by radar,spotlight SAR interferometry,stripmap SAR interferometry,synthetic aperture radar