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Probabilistic cost functions for network flow phase unwrapping

TitleProbabilistic cost functions for network flow phase unwrapping
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsCarballo, G. F., and P. Fieguth
Conference NameIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Keywordsbranch cuts, geophysical measurement technique, geophysical techniques, InSAR, interferometric SAR, land surface topography, minimizing, minimum cost flow, network flow phase unwrapping, network weights, probabilistic approach, probabilistic cost function, radar imaging, radar remote sensing, radar theory, remote sensing by radar, SAR, synthetic aperture radar, terrain mapping, theoretical foundation, topographic mapping, topography (Earth), total weighted length

Phase unwrapping is a key step in deriving topographic information from interferometric SAR. A recent method is based on minimizing the total weighted length of branch cuts by computing the minimum cost flow on a network. The authors provide a theoretical foundation to derive the network weights based on a probabilistic approach