New opportunities and challenges for analysis of urban areas in high resolution SAR data
Leading-edge airborne SAR sensors provide spatial resolutions in the order of decimeters. In such data many features of urban objects can be identified, which were beyond the scope of radar remote sensing before. In this paper, the impact of high-resolution SAR data on the analysis of urban scenes is discussed. An example for the new quality of the appearance of buildings in such data is given and interpreted. The fine level of detail opens the opportunity to reconstruct the structure of man-made objects (e.g. buildings). The problem of the high com-putational load required for the processing and the image analysis of high-resolution SAR data is discussed. Finally, the topics geocoding and data fusion are addressed.
Soergel U, Thoennessen U, Stilla U, Brenner A (2004)
New opportunities and challenges for analysis of urban areas in high resolution SAR data.
Proc. 5th European conference on synthetic aperture radar, EUSAR 2004.
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