In this paper, we revise the relative radiometric calibration of synthetic-aperture-radar stacks which exploits natural persistent scatterers (PSs). We introduce a new model to estimate a slight error in the sensor pointing in elevation and a new coherent method that makes use of phases evaluated by averaging the complex data on the local window. We show that the proposed approach outperforms the conventional one, as it is mostly insensitive to the "differential" biasing that affects the noncoherent permanent scatterer calibration (PScal). Results from processing COnstellation of small Satellites for the Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO)-SkyMed and European Remote Sensing (ERS) satellites stacks are presented.
|Titolo:||Long term relative radiometric calibration and antenna pointing estimation by natural targets|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/TGRS.2012.2230269|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|