Skip to Main Content
This paper generalizes a multibaseline interferometric SAR signal model taking polarization diversity into account. Based on this formulation, two high-performance spectral analysis techniques are extended to the multibaseline POL-InSAR configuration. These new algorithms enhance the height estimation of scatterers by calculating optimal polarization combinations and allow to determine their physical characteristics. Applying the methods to urban scenes, experimental results show the retrieval of building height and polarimetric properties by means of single-baseline polarimetric datasets. Dual-baseline observations permit the solution of the layover problem by separating two contributions within one resolution cell. The algorithms are tested using multibaseline Pol-InSAR data acquired by DLR's E-SAR system over Dresden city.