Improved Goldstein Interferogram Filter Based on Local Fringe Frequency Estimation
AbstractThe quality of an interferogram, which is limited by various phase noise, will greatly affect the further processes of InSAR, such as phase unwrapping. Interferometric SAR (InSAR) geophysical measurements’, such as height or displacement, phase filtering is therefore an essential step. In this work, an improved Goldstein interferogram filter is proposed to suppress the phase noise while preserving the fringe edges. First, the proposed adaptive filter step, performed before frequency estimation, is employed to improve the estimation accuracy. Subsequently, to preserve the fringe characteristics, the estimated fringe frequency in each fixed filtering patch is removed from the original noisy phase. Then, the residual phase is smoothed based on the modified Goldstein filter with its parameter alpha dependent on both the coherence map and the residual phase frequency. Finally, the filtered residual phase and the removed fringe frequency are combined to generate the filtered interferogram, with the loss of signal minimized while reducing the noise level. The effectiveness of the proposed method is verified by experimental results based on both simulated and real data. View Full-Text
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Feng, Q.; Xu, H.; Wu, Z.; You, Y.; Liu, W.; Ge, S. Improved Goldstein Interferogram Filter Based on Local Fringe Frequency Estimation. Sensors 2016, 16, 1976.
Feng Q, Xu H, Wu Z, You Y, Liu W, Ge S. Improved Goldstein Interferogram Filter Based on Local Fringe Frequency Estimation. Sensors. 2016; 16(11):1976.Chicago/Turabian Style
Feng, Qingqing; Xu, Huaping; Wu, Zhefeng; You, Yanan; Liu, Wei; Ge, Shiqi. 2016. "Improved Goldstein Interferogram Filter Based on Local Fringe Frequency Estimation." Sensors 16, no. 11: 1976.
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