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Publications of Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou

Articles in journal or book chapters

  1. Victor Cazcarra-Bes, Matteo Pardini, Marivi Tello-Alonso, and K. P. Papathanassiou. Comparison of Tomographic SAR Reflectivity Reconstruction Algorithms for Forest Applications at L-band. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 58(1):147-164, January 2020. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, SAR Tomography, Forestry, Synthetic aperture radar, Image reconstruction, Decorrelation, Estimation, Reconstruction algorithms, Capon beamforming (CB), compressive sensing (CS), forest applications, forest structure, Fourier beamforming (FB), L-band, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), tomography, airborne SAR. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  2. Matteo Pardini, John Armston, Wenlu Qi, Seung Kuk Lee, Marivi Tello, Victor Cazcarra Bes, Changhyun Choi, Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou, Ralph O. Dubayah, and Lola E. Fatoyinbo. Early Lessons on Combining Lidar and Multi-baseline SAR Measurements for Forest Structure Characterization. Surveys in Geophysics, 40(4):803-837, July 2019. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Forest, Biomass, LiDAR, SAR Tomography, Multibaseline SAR. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  3. Matteo Pardini, Marivi Tello, Victor Cazcarra-Bes, K. P. Papathanassiou, and I. Hajnsek. L- and P-Band 3-D SAR Reflectivity Profiles Versus Lidar Waveforms: The AfriSAR Case. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 11(10):3386-3401, October 2018. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, SAR Tomography, airborne radar, backscatter, forestry, geophysical techniques, optical radar, radar imaging, radar polarimetry, remote sensing by laser beam, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radar, vegetation, vegetation mapping, NASA Land, Ice Sensor lidar datasets, AfriSAR campaign, LVIS data, plot field measurements, ground-to-volume power ratio, physical forest structure descriptors, vertical structure indices, 3-D radar reflectivity, LVIS profiles, P-band 3-D, AfriSAR case, P-band vertical backscattering profiles, synthetic aperture radar tomography, light detection, DLR F-SAR, tropical forest structure types, Forestry, Synthetic aperture radar, Laser radar, Radar tracking, L-band, Vegetation, Forest structure, full waveforms, light detection and ranging (lidar), SAR tomography (TomoSAR), synthetic aperture radar (SAR), tropical forest. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  4. Astor T. Caicoya, Matteo Pardini, Irena Hajnsek, and Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou. Forest Above-Ground Biomass Estimation From Vertical Reflectivity Profiles at L-Band. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 12(12):2379-2383, December 2015. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, SAR Tomography, L-band, Capon, forestry, vegetation mapping, L-band reflectivity profiles, SAR tomography, forest above-ground biomass estimation, forest stand densities, height measurements, root-mean-square error, vertical forest structure information, vertical radar reflectivity profiles, vertical reflectivity profiles, Biomass, Estimation, Image color analysis, L-band, Remote sensing, Synthetic aperture radar, Forest allometry, L-band, forest biomass, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) tomography, vertical forest structure, vertical reflectivity profiles. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  5. Maria J. Sanjuan-Ferrer, Irena Hajnsek, K. P. Papathanassiou, and Alberto Moreira. A New Detection Algorithm for Coherent Scatterers in SAR Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53(11):6293-6307, November 2015. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Interferometry, SAR Interferometry, Persistent Scatterer Interferometry, PSI, Detector, Candidate Selection, Coherent Scatterer, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radar, SAR data, TerraSAR-X acquisitions, coherent scatterers, detection algorithm, generalized likelihood ratio test approach, natural environments, natural scenarios, permanent-scatterer interferometry techniques, point-like scatterers, scattering temporal stability, single SAR image, spectral diversity techniques, sublook coherence approach, sublook entropy approach, synthetic aperture radar, urban environments, Bandwidth, Clutter, Coherence, Spatial resolution, Speckle, Synthetic aperture radar, Coherent scatterers (CSs), likelihood ratio test, signal processing, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), target detection. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  6. Seung-Kuk Lee, Florian Kugler, Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou, and Irena Hajnsek. Quantification of Temporal Decorrelation Effects at L-Band for Polarimetric SAR Interferometry Applications. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 6(3):1351-1367, June 2013. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Decorrelation, Temporal Decorrelation, airborne radar, data acquisition, decorrelation, estimation theory, radar polarimetry, spaceborne radar, synthetic aperture radar, BioSAR 2007, L-band E-SAR repeat-pass data acquisition, Pol-InSAR forest parameter inversion, TempoSAR 2008, TempoSAR 2009, ground temporal decorrelation effect, height inversion error, interferometric repeat-pass mode, multibaseline Pol-InSAR data acquisition, polarimetric SAR interferometry application, quantitative estimation, rain-induced dielectric change, satellite airborne SAR system, temporal baseline estimation, time 10 min to 54 day, velocity 2 m/s, volume temporal decorrelation effect, Height inversion, polarimetric synthetic aperture radar interferometry (Pol-InSAR), temporal baseline, temporal decorrelation. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  7. Alberto Moreira, Pau Prats-Iraola, Marwan Younis, Gerhard Krieger, Irena Hajnsek, and Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou. A tutorial on synthetic aperture radar. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, 1(1):6-43, March 2013. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Tutorial, SAR Focusing, Azimuth Focusing, SAR Interferometry, SAR Polarimetry, polarimetric interferometry, PolInSAR, InSAR, SAR Tomography, geophysical techniques, radar interferometry, radar polarimetry, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radar, Earth remote sensing, bistatic configurations, differential interferometry, digital beamforming, holographic tomography, multiple-input multiple-output, multistatic configurations, polarimetric SAR interferometry, polarimetry, synthetic aperture radar, Radar imaging, Remote sensing, Scattering, Spaceborne radar, Synthetic aperture radar, Tutorial, Teaching Material. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  8. Andreas Reigber, Rolf Scheiber, Marc Jäger, Pau Prats-Iraola, Irena Hajnsek, Thomas Jagdhuber, Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou, Matteo Nannini, Esteban Aguilera, S. Baumgartner, Ralf Horn, Anton Nottensteiner, and Alberto Moreira. Very-High-Resolution Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging: Signal Processing and Applications. Proceedings of the IEEE, 101(3):759-783, March 2013. Keyword(s): Applications, high resolution, signal processing, synthetic aperture radar (SAR);. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  9. G. Krieger, Irena Hajnsek, Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou, M. Younis, and A. Moreira. Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Missions Employing Formation Flying. Proceedings of the IEEE, 98(5):816-843, May 2010. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Tandem-L, Tandem-X, Formation Flying, Spaceborne SAR, SAR Tomography, Tomography. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  10. Irena Hajnsek, Thomas Jagdhuber, Helmut Schön, and Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou. Potential of Estimating Soil Moisture Under Vegetation Cover by Means of PolSAR. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47(2):442-454, Feb. 2009. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, agriculture, crops, moisture, radar polarimetry, remote sensing by radar, soil, synthetic aperture radarAgriSAR campaign, L-band, PolSAR images, PolSAR, agricultural vegetation, canonical scattering components, crop types, dihedral components, polarimetric SAR acquisitions, scattering processes, soil moisture estimation, synthetic aperture radar, vegetation cover, ESAR, Airborne SAR. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  11. Rafael Zandoná-Schneider, K.P. Papathanassiou, Irena Hajnsek, and Alberto Moreira. Polarimetric and interferometric characterization of coherent scatterers in urban areas. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 44(4):971-984, 2006. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Persistent Scatterer Interferometry, PSI, Selection of point target candidates, backscatter, radar imaging, radar polarimetry, radiowave interferometry, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radar, L-band radar, SAR interferometry, SAR polarimetry, airborne SAR data, orientation angle, point-like coherent scatterers, quadpolarized images, synthetic aperture radar, urban areas, Azimuth, Data mining, Interferometry, Object detection, Polarimetry, Radar detection, Radar scattering, Synthetic aperture radar, Urban areas, Coherent scatterers, SAR interferometry, SAR polarimetry, orientation angle, polarimetric SAR interferometry, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), urban areas. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  12. Jong-Sen Lee, Shane R. Cloude, Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou, M. R. Grunes, and I. H. Woodhouse. Speckle filtering and coherence estimation of polarimetric SAR interferometry data for forest applications. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 41(10):2254-2263, October 2003. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Forest, Forest parameters, biomass, averaging, boxcar filter, coherence estimation, forest applications, forest heights, ground topography, interferometric coherence, neighboring pixels, polarimetric SAR interferometry data, polarimetric interferometry matrix, polarimetric synthetic aperture radar interferometry, random volume, scattering characteristics, speckle filtering, adaptive filters, forestry, radar imaging, radar polarimetry, radiowave interferometry, remote sensing by radar, speckle, synthetic aperture radar. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  13. Andreas Reigber, Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou, Shane R. Cloude, and Alberto Moreira. SAR Tomography and Interferometry for the Remote Sensing of Forested Terrain. EUSAR 2000 Special Issue, Frequenz, Zeitschrift für Telekommunikation (Journal of Telecommunications), 55:119-122, March 2001. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Tomography, SAR Tomography, Interferometry, Multi-Antenna Interferometry, Multi-Baseline Interferometry, 3D imaging, Airborne SAR, L-Band, E-SAR. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  14. S.R. Cloude and Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou. Polarimetric SAR interferometry. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 36(5):1551-1565, September 1998. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, PolInSAR, geophysical techniques, radar imaging, radar polarimetry, radar theory, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radarInSAR, coherence optimization problem, elevated forest canopy, general formulation, geophysical measurement technique, interferogram, interferometric SAR, interferometric coherence, land surface, linear combinations, maximization, polarimetric SAR interferometry, polarimetric basis transformation, radar polarimetry, radar remote sensing, scalar interferometry, stochastic scattering model, strong polarization dependency, synthetic aperture radar, terrain mapping, vector wave interferometry, SAR Tomography. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  15. R. Lanari, G. Fornaro, D. Riccio, M. Migliaccio, Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou, J.R. Moreira, M. Schwabisch, L. Dutra, G. Puglisi, G. Franceschetti, and M. Coltelli. Generation of digital elevation models by using SIR-C/X-SAR multifrequency two-pass interferometry: the Etna case study. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 34(5):1097-1114, September 1996. Keyword(s): C-band, Etna, Italy, Kalman filter, L-band, SAR, SHF, SIR, SIR-C, Sicily, UHF, X-SAR, X-band, algorithm, digital elevation model, geology, geophysical measurement technique, land surface, microwave radar, multifrequency two-pass interferometry, radar imaging, radar remote sensing, spaceborne radar, synthetic aperture radar, terrain mapping, topography, unwrapped pattern, unwrapping performance, volcano, Kalman filters, geophysical techniques, radar imaging, remote sensing by radar, spaceborne radar, synthetic aperture radar, topography (Earth), volcanology. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


Conference articles

  1. 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]


  2. Hiroshi Kimura, Toshiyuki Mizuno, Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou, and Irena Hajnsek. Improvement of polarimetric SAR calibration based on the Quegan algorithm. In Proc. IEEE Int. Geosci. Remote Sens. Symp., volume 1, pages 187, September 2004. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Polarimetry, Polarimetric Calibration, airborne radar, crosstalk, geophysical signal processing, radar polarimetry, synthetic aperture radar, CR response analysis, JAXA/NICT airborne Pi-SAR, L-band polarimetric SAR data, Quegan algorithm, cross-polarized channel, like/cross-polarized observed echo, natural/artificial target, noise imbalance, polarimetric SAR calibration, polarimetric classification, polarimetric cross-talk calibration algorithm, Calibration, Chromium, Crosstalk, L-band, Parameter estimation, Radar polarimetry, Radar scattering, Spaceborne radar, Stability analysis, Synthetic aperture radar. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  3. Shane R. Cloude and Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou. Three-stage inversion process for polarimetric SAR interferometry. In , volume 150, pages 125-134, June 2003. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, decorrelation, electromagnetic wave scattering, inverse problems, parameter estimation, radar imaging, radar polarimetry, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radar geometrical approach, ground topography, interferograms, inversion accuracy, mean extinction estimation, model structure, multiple polarisation channels, parameter estimates, parameter estimation, polarimetric SAR interferometry, random canopy, simulated vector coherent SAR data, single frequency sensor, temporal decorrelation, three-stage inversion process, two-layer coherent scattering model, vegetation height, vertical tree structure. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  4. Irena Hajnsek, Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou, Alberto Moreira, and Shane R. Cloude. Surface parameter estimation using interferometric and polarimetric SAR. In Proc. IEEE Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symp, volume 1, pages 420-422 vol.1, 2002. Keyword(s): backscatter, geophysical techniques, hydrological techniques, radar cross-sections, radar polarimetry, radar theory, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radar, terrain mapping, backscatter, geophysical measurement technique, hydrology, interferometric SAR, interferometric coherence, land surface, moisture, polarimetric SAR, radar polarimetry, radar remote sensing, radar scattering, soil moisture, surface parameter estimation, surface roughness, surface scattering model, synthetic aperture radar, terrain mapping, Anisotropic magnetoresistance, Coherence, Decorrelation, Parameter estimation, Polarization, Reflectivity, Rough surfaces, Scattering, Surface roughness, Surface topography. [bibtex-entry]


  5. A. Potsis, A. Reigber, and K.P. Papathanassiou. A phase preserving method for RF interference suppression in P-band. In Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1999. IGARSS '99 Proceedings. IEEE 1999 International, volume 5, pages 2655-2657, 1999. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, interference suppression, radar interference, radar theory, radiowave interferometry, synthetic aperture radar, ESAR, P-Band, Airborne SAR, P-band synthetic aperture radar interferometric data, RFI Suppression, Solothurn, Switzerland, interferometric SAR data applications, least mean square method, phase preserving method, phase preserving notch filter, polarimetric interferometric SAR data. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


Internal reports

  1. Shaun Quegan, Thuy Le Toan, Jérôme Chave, Jorgen Dall, Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou, Fabio Rocca, Lars Ulander, and Mathew Williams. Report for Mission Selection: Biomass. Technical report SP-1324/1 (3 volume series), ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, May 2012. Keyword(s): BIOMASS, BIOMASS MISSION, ESA, European Space Agency, P-Band, Spaceborne SAR, SAR. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


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