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Combining time-domain back-projection and capon beamforming for tomographic SAR processing


Frey, O; Meier, E (2008). Combining time-domain back-projection and capon beamforming for tomographic SAR processing. In: 2008 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, Boston, US, 6 July 2008 - 11 July 2008, 445-448.

Abstract

Various tomographic processing methods have been investigated in recent years. The quality of the focused tomographic image is usually limited by several factors. In particular, Fourier-based focusing methods are susceptible to irregular and sparse sampling, two problems that are unavoidable in case of multi-pass, multi-baseline SAR data acquired by an airborne system. Neither time-domain back-projection(TDBP) processing, although providing a very accurate processing framework, is able to overcome the problem of ambiguous target detection in the tomographic image. In this paper, a possible extension of the TDBP approach to multilooking based tomographic focusing methods like standard beamforming and Capon beamforming is discussed. Preliminary results obtained with a simulated and a real airborne tomographic P-band data set are shown.

Abstract

Various tomographic processing methods have been investigated in recent years. The quality of the focused tomographic image is usually limited by several factors. In particular, Fourier-based focusing methods are susceptible to irregular and sparse sampling, two problems that are unavoidable in case of multi-pass, multi-baseline SAR data acquired by an airborne system. Neither time-domain back-projection(TDBP) processing, although providing a very accurate processing framework, is able to overcome the problem of ambiguous target detection in the tomographic image. In this paper, a possible extension of the TDBP approach to multilooking based tomographic focusing methods like standard beamforming and Capon beamforming is discussed. Preliminary results obtained with a simulated and a real airborne tomographic P-band data set are shown.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Event End Date:11 July 2008
Deposited On:09 Feb 2009 16:10
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 16:25
ISBN:978-1-4244-2807-6
Additional Information:Vol. 2; Copyright 2008 IEEE. Published in the IEEE 2008 International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2008), scheduled for July 6-11, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works, must be obtained from the IEEE. Contact: Manager, Copyrights and Permissions / IEEE Service Center / 445 Hoes Lane / P.O. Box 1331 / Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331, USA. Telephone: + Intl. 908-562-3966.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4779024
Official URL:http://www.igarss08.org/
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