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Publications of Francseco De Zan

Articles in journal or book chapters

  1. Homa Ansari, Francesco De Zan, and Richard Bamler. Efficient Phase Estimation for Interferogram Stacks. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56(7):4109-4125, July 2018. Keyword(s): maximum likelihood estimation, phase estimation, radar interferometry, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radar, terrain mapping, time series, efficient phase estimation, interferogram stacks, signal decorrelation, SAR interferometry, high-precision deformation, different techniques, short baseline subset, SqueeSAR, CAESAR, overarching schemes, different analysis approaches, deformation estimation, called Eigendecomposition, maximum-likelihood-estimator, Interferometric phase, state-of-the-art techniques, computational estimation efficiency, Sequential Estimator, efficient processing scheme, state-of-the-art approaches, Electromagnetic interference, Time series analysis, Maximum likelihood estimation, Systematics, Synthetic aperture radar, Strain, Big Data, coherence matrix, covariance estimation, differential interferometric synthetic aperture radar, distributed scatterers (DS), efficiency, error analysis, maximum-likelihood estimation, near real-time (NRT) processing. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  2. Pau Prats-Iraola, Paco Lopez-Dekker, Francesco De Zan, Nestor Yague-Martinez, Mariantonietta Zonno, and Marc Rodriguez-Cassola. Performance of 3-D Surface Deformation Estimation for Simultaneous Squinted SAR Acquisitions. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56(4):2147-2158, April 2018. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, deformation, radar imaging, radar interferometry, remote sensing by radar, spaceborne radar, synthetic aperture radar, 3D mean deformation map retrieval, 3D surface deformation estimation performance, C band, L band, LOSs, along-track deformation measurement, angular separations, atmospheric delay correlation, atmospheric noise, differential measurement, future spaceborne SAR missions, hybrid Cram�r-Rao bound, interferograms, lines of sight, mathematical framework, multibeam low earth observation missions, multisatellite earth observation missions, north-south component sensitivity, quasisimultaneous squinted synthetic aperture radar interferometric acquisitions, repeat-pass scenario, simultaneous SAR image acquisition, simultaneous squinted SAR acquisitions, squint angles, troposphere autocorrelation function, troposphere-free estimation, Atmospheric measurements, Extraterrestrial measurements, Geometry, Satellites, Strain, Synthetic aperture radar, Terrestrial atmosphere, Atmospheric boundary layer (ABL), differential synthetic aperture radar interferometry (DInSAR), hybrid Cram�r�Rao bound (HCRB), squinted synthetic aperture radar acquisitions, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), troposphere. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  3. Homa Ansari, Francesco De Zan, and Richard Bamler. Sequential Estimator: Toward Efficient InSAR Time Series Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55(10):5637-5652, October 2017. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, SAR Interferometry, InSAR, differential SAR interferometry, D-InSAR, covariance matrices, data compression, image coding, radar imaging, radar interferometry, synthetic aperture radar, time series, Big Data, InSAR time series analysis, compressed data batch artificial interferograms, data batch compression, data covariance matrix analysis, data reduction, high-precision near-real-time processing, interferometric phase estimation, recursive estimation, sequential estimator, virtual image estimator, wide-swath synthetic aperture radar mission, Coherence, Earth, Maximum likelihood estimation, Monitoring, Synthetic aperture radar, Time series analysis, Big Data, coherence estimation error, data compression, differential interferometric synthetic aperture radar (DInSAR), distributed scatterers, efficiency, error analysis, low-rank approximation, maximum-likelihood estimation (MLE). [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  4. Giorgio Gomba, Fernando Rodriguez Gonzalez, and Francesco De Zan. Ionospheric Phase Screen Compensation for the Sentinel-1 TOPS and ALOS-2 ScanSAR Modes. IEEE_J_GRS, 55(1):223-235, January 2017. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, split-spectrum, split-spectrum interferometry, split-band, split-band interferometry, ionospheric disturbances, total electron content (atmosphere), 2015 Nepal earthquake, 2016 Taiwan earthquake, ALOS-2 ScanSAR modes, ALOS-2 interferograms, C-band interferograms, Sentinel-1 TOPS, dispersive ionospheric component, interferometric measurements, ionospheric phase screen compensation, local global positioning system measurements, split-spectrum method, synthetic aperture radar acquisitions, total electron content maps, Azimuth, Correlation, Electrostatic discharges, Ionosphere, Satellites, Synthetic aperture radar, Timing, InSAR, SAR ionospheric effects, ionosphere estimation, split-spectrum. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  5. Homa Ansari, Francesco De Zan, Alessandro Parizzi, Michael Eineder, Kanika Goel, and Nico Adam. Measuring 3-D Surface Motion With Future SAR Systems Based on Reflector Antennae. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 13(2):272-276, February 2016. Keyword(s): artificial satellites, radar interferometry, reflector antennas, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radar, 3D surface motion measurement, SAR system, reflector antennae, interferometric synthetic aperture radar, 1D line-of-sight motion measurement, left-looking observation, right-looking observation, SAR acquisition mode, BiDiSAR, SuperSAR, electronic beam steering, squinted SAR geometry, satellite constellation, data processing, Synthetic aperture radar, Orbits, Geometry, Satellites, Motion measurement, Antenna measurements, Sensitivity, Azimuth shifts, error analysis, interferometric SAR (InSAR), SAR acquisition geometry, squinted SAR, 3-D surface motion, Azimuth shifts, error analysis, interferometric SAR (InSAR), SAR acquisition geometry, squinted SAR, 3-D surface motion. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  6. Paco Lopez-Dekker, Marc Rodriguez-Cassola, Francesco De Zan, Gerhard Krieger, and Alberto Moreira. Correlating Synthetic Aperture Radar (CoSAR). IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 54(4):2268-2284, April 2016. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, geosynchronous SAR, geosynchronous orbit, Correlating SAR, CoSAR, Doppler effect, Doppler radar, Radar imaging, Sea surface, Surface topography, Synthetic aperture radar, Bistatic radar, ocean currents, sea level, sea surface, synthetic aperture radar, van Cittert-Zernike. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  7. F. De Zan, P. Prats-Iraola, and M. Rodriguez-Cassola. On the Dependence of Delta-k Efficiency on Multilooking. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 12(8):1745-1749, August 2015. Keyword(s): estimation theory, radar imaging, radar interferometry, synthetic aperture radar, delta-k method, synthetic aperture radar imaging, differential interferogram, multilooking, interferometric fringe, incoherent cross-correlation, Synthetic aperture radar, Bandwidth, Correlation, Estimation, Coherence, Remote sensing, Interferometry, Delay estimation, Delta-k, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), synthetic aperture radar interferometry, Delay estimation, Delta-k, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), synthetic aperture radar interferometry. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  8. P. Prats-Iraola, M. Rodriguez-Cassola, F. De Zan, R. Scheiber, P. L�pez-Dekker, I. Barat, and D. Geudtner. Role of the Orbital Tube in Interferometric Spaceborne SAR Missions. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 12(7):1486-1490, July 2015. Keyword(s): decorrelation, Earth orbit, radar interferometry, spaceborne radar, synthetic aperture radar, interferometric spaceborne SAR mission, Earth observation satellite synthetic aperture radar mission, Earthfixed orbital tube, ground-track coverage repeatability, repeat-pass interferometric compatibility, azimuth spectral decorrelation, azimuth coregistration accuracy, ScanSAR, TOPS, terrain observation by progressive scan, Sentinel-1 mission, Orbits, Electron tubes, Azimuth, Doppler effect, Satellites, Synthetic aperture radar, Remote sensing, Coregistration, interferometric SAR (InSAR), orbital tube, ScanSAR, spectral decorrelation, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), Terrain Observation by Progressive Scans (TOPS), Coregistration, interferometric SAR (InSAR), orbital tube, ScanSAR, spectral decorrelation, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), Terrain Observation by Progressive Scans (TOPS). [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  9. M. Rodriguez-Cassola, P. Prats-Iraola, F. De Zan, R. Scheiber, A. Reigber, D. Geudtner, and A. Moreira. Doppler-Related Distortions in TOPS SAR Images. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53(1):25-35, January 2015. Keyword(s): approximation theory, beam steering, compensation, distortion, Doppler radar, geophysical image processing, radar antennas, radar imaging, radar interferometry, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radar, terrain mapping, TOPS SAR image, steering, radar antenna, time-varying Doppler centroid, focused SAR image, azimuth distortion, range distortion, intrapulse motion, stop-and-go approximation, SAR image formation scheme, low Earth orbit SAR, compensation strategy, TerraSAR-X TOPS, Sentinel-1 interferometric wide swath mode, Sentinel-1 interferometric extra wide swath mode, burst mode acquisition, terrain observation with progressive scan, Azimuth, Synthetic aperture radar, Doppler effect, Surfaces, Orbits, Spaceborne radar, Geometry, Burst-mode acquisitions, Sentinel-1, spaceborne SAR missions, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), Terrain Observation with Progressive Scans (TOPS), TerraSAR-X (TerraSAR-X), wide-swath SAR modes, Burst-mode acquisitions, Sentinel-1, spaceborne SAR missions, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), Terrain Observation with Progressive Scans (TOPS), TerraSAR-X (TerraSAR-X), wide-swath SAR modes. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  10. M. Rodriguez-Cassola, P. Prats-Iraola, F. De Zan, R. Scheiber, A. Reigber, D. Geudtner, and A. Moreira. Doppler-Related Distortions in TOPS SAR Images. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 53(1):25-35, January 2015. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, SAR Focusing, Azimuth Focusing, TOPS, Doppler radar, approximation theory, beam steering, compensation, distortion, geophysical image processing, radar antennas, radar imaging, radar interferometry, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radar, terrain mapping, SAR image formation scheme, Sentinel-1 interferometric extra wide swath mode, Sentinel-1 interferometric wide swath mode, TOPS SAR image, TerraSAR-X TOPS, azimuth distortion, burst mode acquisition, compensation strategy, focused SAR image, intrapulse motion, low Earth orbit SAR, radar antenna, range distortion, steering, stop-and-go approximation, terrain observation with progressive scan, time-varying Doppler centroid, Azimuth, Doppler effect, Geometry, Orbits, Spaceborne radar, Surfaces, Synthetic aperture radar, Burst-mode acquisitions, Sentinel-1, TerraSAR-X (TerraSAR-X), Terrain Observation with Progressive Scans (TOPS), spaceborne SAR missions, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), wide-swath SAR modes. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  11. Pau Prats-Iraola, Marc Rodriguez-Cassola, Francseco De Zan, Pau L�pez-Dekker, Rolf Scheiber, and Andreas Reigber. Efficient Evaluation of Fourier-Based SAR Focusing Kernels. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 11(9):1489-1493, Sep. 2014. Keyword(s): airborne radar, image resolution, image sensors, numerical analysis, optical focusing, optical transfer function, radar imaging, spaceborne radar, synthetic aperture radar, transient response, geometry, transfer function, airborne SAR sensor, spaceborne SAR sensor, IRF, 2D point target spectrum simulation, numerical analysis, bistatic SAR image resolution, spaceborne SAR image resolution, compact analytic expression, hyperbolic range history, residual phase error, focused impulse response function, SAR image formation, synthetic aperture radar image formation, Fourier-based SAR focusing kernel, Kernel, Synthetic aperture radar, Focusing, Azimuth, Transfer functions, Geometry, Spaceborne radar, SAR processing, SAR simulation, SAR spectrum, spotlight SAR, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), SAR processing, SAR simulation, SAR spectrum, spotlight SAR, synthetic aperture radar (SAR). [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  12. Pau Prats-Iraola, Rolf Scheiber, Marc Rodriguez-Cassola, J. Mittermayer, S. Wollstadt, F. De Zan, B. Brautigam, M. Schwerdt, Andreas Reigber, and Alberto Moreira. On the Processing of Very High Resolution Spaceborne SAR Data. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 52(10):6003-6016, October 2014. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Spaceborne SAR, SAR Focusing, Azimuth focusing, radar antennas, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radar, TerraSAR-X, bandwidth 300 MHz, chirp signal, complete focusing methodology, decimeter range, electronically steered antennas, satellite motion, synthetic aperture radar, troposphere effect, very high resolution spaceborne SAR data, Azimuth, Bandwidth, Geometry, Orbits, Satellites, Synthetic aperture radar, Terrestrial atmosphere, SAR processing, spotlight SAR, stop-and-go approximation, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), troposphere. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  13. Francesco De Zan, Gerhard Krieger, and Paco Lpez-Dekker. On Some Spectral Properties of TanDEM-X Interferograms Over Forested Areas. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 10(1):71-75, January 2013. Keyword(s): Analytical models, Coherence, Interferometry, Predictive models, Remote sensing, Synthetic aperture radar, Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry, Tandem-X. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  14. Francesco De Zan and Paco Lopez-Dekker. SAR Image Stacking for the Exploitation of Long-Term Coherent Targets. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 8(3):502-506, May 2011. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, interferometry, SAR interferometry, Stacking, covariance matrices, filtering theory, radar imaging, synthetic aperture radar, SAR image stacking, long-term coherent targets, synthetic aperture radar images, coherent temporal filtering, signal to noise ratio, TerraSAR-X data, long-term interferograms, covariance matrix, Coherence, Interferometry, Decorrelation, Estimation, Noise, Stacking, Synthetic aperture radar, Synthetic aperture radar interferometry. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  15. Francesco De Zan and Paco Lpez-Dekker. SAR Image Stacking for the Exploitation of Long-Term Coherent Targets. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 8(3):502-506, May 2011. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, SAR interferometry, Interferometry, differential interferometry, InSAR, DInSAR, Coherence, Decorrelation, Estimation, Interferometry, Noise, Stacking, Synthetic aperture radar, covariance matrices, filtering theory, radar imaging, synthetic aperture radar, SAR image stacking, TerraSAR-X data, coherent temporal filtering, covariance matrix, long-term coherent targets, long-term interferograms, signal to noise ratio, synthetic aperture radar images, Synthetic aperture radar interferometry;. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  16. Paco Lpez-Dekker, Pau Prats, F. De Zan, D. Schulze, G. Krieger, and Alberto Moreira. TanDEM-X First DEM Acquisition: A Crossing Orbit Experiment. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, PP(99):1-943, 2011. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, InSAR, Interferometry, SAR Interferometry, TerrSAR-X, TanDEM-X, Spaceborne SAR, Single-Pass. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  17. Francesco De Zan and Andrea Monti Guarnieri. TOPSAR: Terrain Observation by Progressive Scans. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 44(9):2352-2360, Sept 2006. Keyword(s): array signal processing, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radar, terrain mapping, SPOT, TOPSAR, azimuth-varying ambiguities, focusing technique, radar beam, scalloping ambiguities, scanning synthetic aperture radar, terrain observation with progressive scan, Azimuth, Focusing, Frequency, Geometry, Interferometry, Low earth orbit satellites, Polarization, Radar antennas, Radar signal processing, Spaceborne radar, Array signal processing, interferometry, scanning antennas, synthetic aperture radar (SAR). [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  18. G. Fornaro, A. Monti Guarnieri, A. Pauciullo, and Francesco De-Zan. Maximum likelihood multi-baseline SAR interferometry. IEE Proceedings - Radar, Sonar and Navigation, 153(3):279-288, June 2006. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, InSAR, Interferometry. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


Conference articles

  1. Marc Rodriguez-Cassola, Pau Prats-Iraola, Francesco De Zan, Rolf Scheiber, and Andreas Reigber. Doppler-related focusing aspects in the TOPS imaging mode. In Proc. IEEE Int. Geosci. Remote Sens. Symp., pages 2043-2046, July 2013. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, TOPS, Terrain Observation by Progressive Scans, geophysical techniques, synthetic aperture radar, Doppler spectrum, ScanSAR, TOPS-mode SAR data focusing, TOPS-mode synthetic aperture radar data, Terrain Observation by Progressive Scans mode, azimuth baseband scaling operation, azimuth scaling factors, extended chirp scaling processing procedure, full-aperture imaging approach, limited azimuth-data extension, residual TOPS raw-data focusing, sliding spotlight SAR data focusing, spaceborne imaging mode, two-step focusing technique, wide-swath coverage, Azimuth, Bandwidth, Doppler effect, Focusing, Image resolution, Remote sensing, Aliasing, Terrain Observation by Progressive Scans (TOPS), deramp, extended chirp scaling, synthetic aperture radar (SAR). [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  2. Paco Lpez-Dekker, Francesco De Zan, Thomas Borner, Marwan Younis, K. Papathanassiou, T. Guardabrazo, V. Bourlon, S. Ramongassie, N. Taveneau, Lars Ulander, D. Murdin, N. Rogers, Shaun Quegan, and R. Franco. BIOMASS end-to-end mission performance simulator. In Proc. IEEE Int. Geosci. Remote Sens. Symp., pages 4249-4252, July 2011. Keyword(s): BIOMASS, P-band synthetic aperture radar, end-to-end mission performance simulator, fully quad-polarized image data acquistion, interferometric mode, module functional description, system architecture, data acquisition, radar imaging, radar interferometry, radar polarimetry, remote sensing by radar, vegetation, vegetation mapping. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  3. G. Krieger, I. Hajnsek, Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou, M. Eineder, M. Younis, F. De Zan, P. Prats, S. Huber, M. Werner, H. Fiedler, A. Freeman, P. Rosen, S. Hensley, W. Johnson, L. Veilleux, B. Grafmueller, R. Werninghaus, R. Bamler, and A. Moreira. The Tandem-L mission proposal: Monitoring Earth's dynamics with high resolution SAR interferometry. In Proc. IEEE Radar Conf., pages 1-6, May 2009. Keyword(s): Earth's Dynamics Monitoring, Tandem-L mission, advanced digital beamforming techniques, biomass inventories, glacier movement observations, global forest height, high data acquisition, high resolution SAR interferometry, innovative interferometric radar mission, millimetric displacements measurements, polarimetric radar mission, synthetic aperture radar, tectonic shifts, data acquisition, glaciology, radar interferometry, radar polarimetry, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radar, tectonics, vegetation. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


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Author: Othmar Frey, Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - ETH Zurich .


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