SMF-POLOPT: an adaptive multitemporal pol(DIn)SAR filtering and phase optimization algorithm for PSI applications
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Speckle noise and decorrelation can hamper the application and interpretation of PolSAR images. In this paper, a new adaptive multitemporal Pol(DIn)SAR filtering and phase optimization algorithm is proposed to address these limitations. This algorithm first categorizes and adaptively filters permanent scatterer (PS) and distributed scatterer (DS) pixels according to their polarimetric scattering mechanisms [i.e., the scattering-mechanism-based filtering (SMF)]. Then, two different polarimetric DInSAR (POLDInSAR) phase OPTimization methods are applied separately on the filtered PS and DS pixels (i.e., POLOPT). Finally, an inclusive pixel selection approach is used to identify high-quality pixels for ground deformation estimation. Thirty-one full-polarization Radarsat-2 SAR images over Barcelona (Spain) and 31 dual-polarization TerraSAR-X images over Murcia (Spain) have been used to evaluate the performance of the proposed algorithm. The PolSAR filtering results show that the speckle of PolSAR images has been well reduced with the preservation of details by the proposed SMF. The obtained ground deformation monitoring results have shown significant improvements, about ×7.2 (the full-polarization case) and ×3.8 (the dual-polarization case) with respect to the classical full-resolution single-pol amplitude dispersion method, on the valid pixels' densities. The excellent PolSAR filtering and ground deformation monitoring results achieved by the adaptive Pol(DIn)SAR filtering and phase optimization algorithm (i.e., the SMF-POLOPT) have validated the effectiveness of this proposed scheme.
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CitationZhao, F.; Mallorqui, J.J. SMF-POLOPT: an adaptive multitemporal pol(DIn)SAR filtering and phase optimization algorithm for PSI applications. "IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing", 1 Setembre 2019, vol. 57, núm. 9, p. 7135-7147.