Title: Variational phase unwrapping and wavelet denoising of interferometric SAR data using Mumford-Shah framework

Authors: Kenneth Sartor, Gnana Bhaskar Tenali, Samuel P. Kozaitis

Addresses: Harris Corporation, Government Communications Systems Division, Melbourne, Florida 32905, USA. ' Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fl, USA. ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fl, USA

Abstract: We introduce a variational approach to wavelet denoising and phase unwrapping of interferometric SAR data using the Mumford-Shah framework. The Mumford-Shah variational framework can handle discontinuities in the scene besides unifying the phase unwrapping and denoising in one mathematical formalism.

Keywords: Mumford-Shah; calculus of variations; denoising; IFSAR; smoothing filter; phase unwrapping; subsidence; median filter; wavelet filters; interferometric SAR data; synthetic aperture array processing; medical imaging.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSISE.2008.020921

International Journal of Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering, 2008 Vol.1 No.2, pp.145 - 152

Published online: 24 Oct 2008 *

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