Surface current variations generated by underwater bottom topography produce intensity modulations in SAR images. The direct inversion from image intensity to bathymetry is difficult, in general, because of the theoretical complexity of the involved physical mechanisms and the practical consideration that most of the required parameters cannot be derived from SAR data. The conventional approach for SAR bathymetry relies on the forward mechanism, i.e. the simulation of SAR images from (partially) known bottom topography and, then, the adjustment of the bathymetry through iterative comparison between simulated and collected images. The present paper deals with the development of a bathymetric SAR algorithm able to perform the direct inversion limiting the need for a-priori information or in-situ measurements, and for human intervention in the processing chain. The proposed approach is tested on COSMO-SkyMed data collected over coastal regions in the Gulf of Naples, showing that dense coverage and metric accuracy can be achieved even when the current is not enough strong to dominate SAR response.

SAR bathymetry in the Tyrrhenian Sea by COSMO-SkyMed data: a novel approach / Renga, Alfredo; Rufino, Giancarlo; M., D’Errico; Moccia, Antonio; Boccia, Valentina; Graziano, MARIA DANIELA; C., Aragno; S., Zoffoli. - In: IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING. - ISSN 1939-1404. - 7:7(2014), pp. 2834-2847. [10.1109/JSTARS.2014.2327150]

SAR bathymetry in the Tyrrhenian Sea by COSMO-SkyMed data: a novel approach

RENGA, ALFREDO;RUFINO, GIANCARLO;MOCCIA, ANTONIO;BOCCIA, VALENTINA;GRAZIANO, MARIA DANIELA;
2014

Abstract

Surface current variations generated by underwater bottom topography produce intensity modulations in SAR images. The direct inversion from image intensity to bathymetry is difficult, in general, because of the theoretical complexity of the involved physical mechanisms and the practical consideration that most of the required parameters cannot be derived from SAR data. The conventional approach for SAR bathymetry relies on the forward mechanism, i.e. the simulation of SAR images from (partially) known bottom topography and, then, the adjustment of the bathymetry through iterative comparison between simulated and collected images. The present paper deals with the development of a bathymetric SAR algorithm able to perform the direct inversion limiting the need for a-priori information or in-situ measurements, and for human intervention in the processing chain. The proposed approach is tested on COSMO-SkyMed data collected over coastal regions in the Gulf of Naples, showing that dense coverage and metric accuracy can be achieved even when the current is not enough strong to dominate SAR response.
2014
SAR bathymetry in the Tyrrhenian Sea by COSMO-SkyMed data: a novel approach / Renga, Alfredo; Rufino, Giancarlo; M., D’Errico; Moccia, Antonio; Boccia, Valentina; Graziano, MARIA DANIELA; C., Aragno; S., Zoffoli. - In: IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING. - ISSN 1939-1404. - 7:7(2014), pp. 2834-2847. [10.1109/JSTARS.2014.2327150]
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