A Nonlocal InSAR Filter for High-Resolution DEM Generation from TanDEM-X Interferograms

Cristian Rossi
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Catapult Co-Author: Crisitian Rossi

This paper presents a nonlocal InSAR filter with the goal of generating digital elevation models of higher resolution and accuracy from bistatic TanDEM-X strip map interferograms than with the processing chain used in production. The currently employed boxcar multilooking filter naturally decreases the resolution and has inherent limitations on what level of noise reduction can be achieved. The proposed filter is specifically designed to account for the inherent diversity of natural terrain by setting several filtering parameters adaptively.

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