SAR amplitude calibration is performed prior to the selection of potential Persistent Scatterers (PS) to avoid amplitude variations due to sensor characteristics and viewing geometry. As only the interferometric phases of a small percentage of the radar pixels in an image is used in the PS-InSAR analysis, it is investigated if this time and storage space consuming step can be omitted. We present an integrated method which does not perform amplitude calibration explicitly, but integrates it into the PS point selection procedure for validation purposes by evaluating the hypothesis that a point would have been selected if all images were calibrated beforehand. Its performance assessment is based on coherent phase behavior of the selected potential PS and indicates that empirical calibration validation is an alternative for calibrating full images based on physical sensor parameters.
|Publisher||IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium|
|Conference||2005 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium|
|Abbreviated title||IGARSS 2005|
|Country||Korea, Republic of|
|Period||25/07/05 → 29/07/05|
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