A TSVD-Based Method for Forest Height Inversion from Single-Baseline PolInSAR Data
AbstractThe random volume over ground (RVoG) model associates vegetation vertical structure parameters with multiple complex interferometric coherence observables. In this paper, on the basis of the RVoG model, a truncated singular value decomposition (TSVD)-based method is proposed for forest height inversion from single-baseline polarimetric interferometric synthetic aperture radar (PolInSAR) data. In addition, in order to improve the applicability of TSVD for this issue, a new truncation method is proposed for TSVD. Differing from the traditional three-stage method, the TSVD-based inversion method estimates the pure volume coherence directly from the complex interferometric coherence, and estimates the forest height from the estimated pure volume coherence with a least-squares method. As a result, the TSVD-based method can adjust the contributions of the polarizations in the estimation of the model parameters and avoid the null ground-to-volume ratio assumption. The simulated experiments undertaken in this study confirmed that the TSVD-based method performs better than the three-stage method in forest height inversion. The TSVD-based method was also applied to E-SAR P-band data acquired over the Krycklan Catchment, Sweden, which is covered with mixed pine forest. The results showed that the TSVD-based method improves the root-mean-square error by 48.6% when compared to the three-stage method, which further validates the performance of the TSVD-based method. View Full-Text
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Lin, D.; Zhu, J.; Fu, H.; Xie, Q.; Zhang, B. A TSVD-Based Method for Forest Height Inversion from Single-Baseline PolInSAR Data. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 435.
Lin D, Zhu J, Fu H, Xie Q, Zhang B. A TSVD-Based Method for Forest Height Inversion from Single-Baseline PolInSAR Data. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(5):435.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lin, Dongfang; Zhu, Jianjun; Fu, Haiqiang; Xie, Qinghua; Zhang, Bing. 2017. "A TSVD-Based Method for Forest Height Inversion from Single-Baseline PolInSAR Data." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 5: 435.
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