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Articles | Volume IV-3
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-3, 211–216, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-3-211-2018
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-3, 211–216, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-3-211-2018

  23 Apr 2018

23 Apr 2018

A HIGH PRECISION DEM EXTRACTION METHOD BASED ON INSAR DATA

Xinshuang Wang1, Lingling Liu1, Xiaoliang Shi2, Xitao Huang1, and Wei Geng1 Xinshuang Wang et al.
  • 1Shannxi Geomatics Center of National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, Xi’an, China
  • 2College of Geomatics, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, Xi’an, China

Keywords: InSAR, DEM, Interferometric, Adaptive Filtering, Phase Unwrapping Method, Accuracy Verification

Abstract. In the 13th Five-Year Plan for Geoinformatics Business, it is proposed that the new InSAR technology should be applied to surveying and mapping production, which will become the innovation driving force of geoinformatics industry. This paper will study closely around the new outline of surveying and mapping and then achieve the TerraSAR/TanDEM data of Bin County in Shaanxi Province in X band. The studying steps are as follows; Firstly, the baseline is estimated from the orbital data; Secondly, the interferometric pairs of SAR image are accurately registered; Thirdly, the interferogram is generated; Fourth, the interferometric correlation information is estimated and the flat-earth phase is removed. In order to solve the phase noise and the discontinuity phase existing in the interferometric image of phase, a GAMMA adaptive filtering method is adopted. Aiming at the "hole" problem of missing data in low coherent area, the interpolation method of low coherent area mask is used to assist the phase unwrapping. Then, the accuracy of the interferometric baseline is estimated from the ground control points. Finally, 1 : 50000 DEM is generated, and the existing DEM data is used to verify the accuracy through statistical analysis. The research results show that the improved InSAR data processing method in this paper can obtain the high-precision DEM of the study area, exactly the same with the topography of reference DEM. The R2 can reach to 0.9648, showing a strong positive correlation.