Automatic large area reconstruction of building façades from spaceborne TomoSAR point clouds

Muhammad Shahzad, Xiao Xiang Zhu
2014 2014 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium  
Improved resolution of SAR sensors and advanced multipass interferometric techniques, such as tomographic SAR inversion (TomoSAR), opens up new possibilities of 4D (or even higher dimensional) imaging that can be potentially used to reconstruct dynamic models of entire cities, i.e., city models that can incorporate temporal (motion) behaviour along with the 3D information. Motivated by these chances, this paper presents an approach that systematically allows automatic reconstruction of building
more » ... ruction of building façades from 4D point cloud generated from tomographic SAR processing and put particular focus on robust reconstruction of large areas. The approach is modular and is illustrated/validated by examples using TomoSAR point clouds generated from a stack of TerraSAR-X high-resolution spotlight images from ascending orbit covering approx. 2 km 2 high rise area in the city of Las Vegas.
doi:10.1109/igarss.2014.6946734 dblp:conf/igarss/ShahzadZ14 fatcat:trdqfxqe7fdzvhhckrilrrnevu