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INSAR HEIGHT INVERSION BY USING 3-D PHASE PROJECTION WITH MULTIPLE BASELINES

By B.-I. Wu, M. C. Yeung, Y. Hara, and J. A. Kong

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Abstract:
This study introduces the notion of 2-D and 3-D Phase Projection in our search for a simple and elegant solution to further reduce noise during InSAR post-processing steps with multiple baselines. Projection is a powerful tool to reduce noise in a system of more than two satellites. It does so by noting that the geometry of the satellite configuration restricts the range of values over which the wrapped phases can assume. Projection in general reduces noise in the system by utilizing the information provided by the configuration of the satellites to reduce the set of allowed phase points, thereby improving the robustness of the system in the presence of noise. Our results show that, for most cases, whether with the extremely small baseline distance or non-integer baseline ratios, using 3-D Projection gives better height inversion results.

Citation:
B.-I. Wu, M. C. Yeung, Y. Hara, and J. A. Kong, "InSAR height inversion by using 3-d phase projection with multiple baselines," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 91, 173-193, 2009.
doi:10.2528/PIER09020902
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=09020902

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