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Publications of David Small

Articles in journal or book chapters

  1. Elias Méndez Domìnguez, Christophe Magnard, Erich Meier, David Small, Michael E. Schaepman, and Daniel Henke. A Back-Projection Tomographic Framework for VHR SAR Image Change Detection. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 57(7):4470-4484, July 2019. Keyword(s): Synthetic aperture radar, Tomography, Backscatter, Apertures, Laser radar, Image resolution, Detectors, Image processing, Markov processes, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), tomography, urban areas. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  2. Christophe Magnard, Max Frioud, David Small, Thorsten Brehm, and Erich Meier. Analysis of a Maximum Likelihood Phase Estimation Method for Airborne Multibaseline SAR Interferometry. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 9(3):1072-1085, March 2016. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, SAR Interferometry, InSAR, Multibaseline Interferometry, Ka-band, Airborne SAR, Single-pass Multibaseline Interferometry, airborne radar, image texture, maximum likelihood estimation, millimetre wave radar, motion compensation, phase estimation, radar imaging, radar interferometry, synthetic aperture radar, C2F algorithm, ML method, airborne multibaseline SAR interferometry, calibration steps, coarse-to-fine algorithm, cross-track multibaseline synthetic aperture radar interferometric data, experimental Ka-band multibaseline system, homogeneous texture, imperfect motion compensation, maximum likelihood phase estimation method, noise level, Antenna measurements, Antennas, Calibration, Maximum likelihood estimation, Motion compensation, Phase estimation, Synthetic aperture radar, Interferometry, Ka-band, maximum likelihood (ML), millimeter wave radar, millimeterwave experimental multifrequency polarimetric high-resolution interferometric system (MEMPHIS), multibaseline, phase unwrapping, synthetic aperture radar (SAR). [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  3. Christophe Magnard, Max Frioud, David Small, Torsten Brehm, Helmut Essen, and Erich Meier. Processing of MEMPHIS Ka-Band Multibaseline Interferometric SAR Data: From Raw Data to Digital Surface Models. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 7(7):2927-2941, July 2014. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, SAR Interferometry, InSAR, Multibaseline Interferometry, Ka-band, Airborne SAR, Single-pass Multibaseline Interferometry, Focusing, Azimuth Focusing, Motion Compensation, data acquisition, geophysical image processing, image reconstruction, image resolution, millimetre wave radar, radar imaging, radar interferometry, radar polarimetry, radar resolution, synthetic aperture radar, DSM, MEMPHIS Ka-band multibaseline interferometric SAR data processing, SAR image resolution, azimuth focusing, cross-track multibaseline interferometric data acquisition, digital surface model, extended omega-K algorithm, interferogram generation, millimeter-wave synthetic aperture radar system, multibaseline antenna setup, observed depression angle-dependent interferometric phase error, phase unwrapping, phase-to-height conversion, reference ALS model, stepped-frequency SAR data reconstruction, Accuracy, Antennas, Azimuth, Chirp, Focusing, Motion compensation, Synthetic aperture radar, Digital surface model (DSM), Ka-band, MEMPHIS, interferometry, millimeter wave radar, multibaseline, stepped-frequency, synthetic aperture radar (SAR). [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  4. David Small. Flattening Gamma: Radiometric Terrain Correction for SAR Imagery. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 49(8):3081-3093, August 2011. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, ASAR, ERS-1, Earth ellipsoid model, Earth terrain-model, PALSAR, RADARSAT-1, SAR sensors, TerraSAR-X, beta nought SAR radiometry, elevation models, gamma nought SAR radiometry, image geolocation accuracy, radar cross section, radar imaging, radar measurements, radar scattering, radar terrain factors, radiometric calibration, radiometric normalisation standard, sigma nought SAR radiometry, terrain variations, radar cross-sections, radar imaging, radiometry, synthetic aperture radar, terrain mapping. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  5. Michael Jehle, Othmar Frey, David Small, and Erich Meier. Measurement of Ionospheric TEC in Spaceborne SAR Data. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 48(6):2460-2468, June 2010. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Total Electron Content Estimation, TEC Estimation, Ionospheric TEC, Faraday Rotation, Path Delay, Autofocus, TEC Autofocus, Spaceborne SAR, L-Band, ALOS, Phased Array L-band SAR, PALSAR, P-Pand, Simulation, Calibration. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  6. Michael Jehle, Maurice Rüegg, Lukas Zuberbühler, David Small, and Erich Meier. Measurement of Ionospheric Faraday Rotation in Simulated and Real Spaceborne SAR Data. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 47(5):1512-1523, May 2009. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Ionosphere, ALOS PALSAR, Advanced Land Observing Satellite, Earth's magnetic field, PALSAR data, Phased Array L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar, focused radar images, frequency-modulated electromagnetic wave traverse, ionospheric Faraday Rotation measurement, radar polarimetry, range-compressed, signal chirp bandwidth effects, signal path delays, spaceborne SAR data, spaceborne synthetic aperture radar, total electron content, TEC, Faraday effect, ionospheric electromagnetic wave propagation, radar polarimetry, radar signal processing, remote sensing by radar, synthetic aperture radar. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  7. Michael Jehle, Donat Perler, David Small, Adrian Schubert, and Erich Meier. Estimation of Atmospheric Path Delays in TerraSAR-X Data using Models vs. Measurements. Sensors, 8(12):8479-8491, 2008. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Ionosphere, TEC, Total Electron Content, Troposphere, Path Delay. [bibtex-entry]


Conference articles

  1. David Small, Nuno Miranda, Lukas Zuberbühler, Adrian Schubert, and Erich Meier. Terrain-corrected Gamma: Improved thematic land-cover retrieval for SAR with robust radiometric terrain correction. In Proc. ESA Living Planet Symp., ESA SP-686, Bergen, Norway, July 2010. [bibtex-entry]


  2. David Small, Nuno Miranda, and Erich Meier. A revised radiometric normalisation standard for SAR. In Proc. IEEE Int. Geosci. Remote Sens. Symp., volume 4, pages 566-569, July 2009. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, ASAR, ERS-1, Earth ellipsoid model, Earth terrain-model, PALSAR, RADARSAT-1, SAR sensors, TerraSAR-X, beta nought SAR radiometry, elevation models, gamma nought SAR radiometry, image geolocation accuracy, radar cross section, radar imaging, radar measurements, radar scattering, radar terrain factors, radiometric calibration, radiometric normalisation standard, sigma nought SAR radiometry, terrain variations, radar cross-sections, radar imaging, radiometry, synthetic aperture radar, terrain mapping. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  3. David Small, Nuno Miranda, and Erich Meier. Local incidence angle considered harmful. In Proc. CEOS SAR Cal/Val Workshop, Pasadena, CA, Nov. 17\D019 2009. [bibtex-entry]


  4. Michael Jehle, Othmar Frey, David Small, Erich Meier, and Daniel Nüesch. Improved Knowledge of SAR Geometry through Atmospheric Modelling. In Proc. EUSAR 2004 - 5th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, Ulm, Germany, pages 909-911, May 2004. Keyword(s): Geocoding, Geometry, Atmospheric Path Delay, Ionosheric Path Delay, Tropospheric Path Delay, Atmospheric Modelling. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  5. David Small, Michael Jehle, Erich Meier, and Daniel Nüesch. Radiometric Terrain Correction Incorporating Local Antenna Gain. In Proc. of EUSAR 2004 - 5th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, Ulm, Germany, pages 929-932, May 2004. Keyword(s): SAR Geocoding, Radiometric Correction, Radiometric Terrain Correction, Radiometric Calibration, Calibration, Local Antenna Gain. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  6. David Small, Michael Jehle, Erich Meier, and Daniel Nüesch. Radiometric terrain correction incorporating local antenna gain. In Proc. 5th EUSAR, Ulm, Germany, 2004. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Radiometric Normalization. [bibtex-entry]


  7. David Small, Erich Meier, and Daniel Nüesch. Robust radiometric terrain correction for SAR image comparisons. In IGARSS '04, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, volume 3, pages 1730-1733, 2004. Keyword(s): backscatter, radiometry, remote sensing by radar, terrain mapping, AGP, ENVISAT ASAR images, Earth ellipsoid, Earth rolling terrain, SAR imagery, Switzerland, composite radar map, ideal flat terrain, local antenna gain pattern, mountainous terrain, normalized images, radar backscatter coefficient, radar brightness coefficient, radar equation, radiometric errors, radiometrically calibrated images, robust radar image simulation, robust radiometric terrain correction, robust technique, terrain geocoded images, terrain induced modulations, terrain variations. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  8. David Small, Betlem Rosich, Erich Meier, and Daniel Nüesch. Geometric Calibration and Validation of ASAR Imagery. In CEOS SAR Workshop 2004, Ulm, May 2004. Keyword(s): SAR Geocoding, Calibration, Validation, Quality Assessment, ASAR, ENVISAT. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  9. David Small, Betlem Rosich, Adrian Schubert, Erich Meier, and Daniel Nüesch. Geometric Validation of Low and High-Resolution ASAR Imagery. In Proc. of the 2004 Envisat & ERS Symposium, ESA SP-572, Salzburg, Sep. 2004. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, SAR Geocoding, Geocoding, Validation, Geometric Validation, ASAR, ENVISAT. [bibtex-entry]


  10. David Small, Jürgen Holzner, Hannes Raggam, Detlef Kosmann, and Adrian Schubert. Geometric performance of ENVISAT ASAR products. In IGARSS '03, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, volume 2, pages 1121-1123, 2003. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, SAR Geocoding, Geocoding, synthetic aperture radar, terrain mapping, topography (Earth), ASAR geolocation accuracy, ASAR images, ASAR slant range products, DEM, ENVISAT, ASAR, ENVISAT ASAR products, ESA, alternating polarization, corner reflectors, derivative geocoded products, ellipsoid-geocoded products, estimation techniques, geometric performance, ground control points, ground range precision, ground range products, ground range transformation, map features, medium resolution products, multiple validation, nominally geocoded GTC locations, radar geometry image products, radar image, single look complex, topographic maps, transponders, wide swath mode acquisitions, zero-Doppler iteration. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  11. David Small, Detlev Kosmann, Jürgen Holzner, Hannes Raggam, Mauro Pirri, Adrian Schubert, Urs Krüttli, Wolfgang Hummelbrunner, and Martina Franke. ASAR Level 1 Geolocation. In Huguette Sawaya-Lacoste, editor, Proceedings of the Envisat Calibration Review, 2002. Keyword(s): SAR Geocoding, Calibration, Validation, Quality Assessment, ASAR, ENVISAT. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  12. David Small, Adrian Schubert, Urs Krüttli, Erich Meier, and Daniel Nüesch. Preliminary Validation of ASAR Geometric Accuracy. In Proceedings of ENVISAT Validation Workshop, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Dec. 2002. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, SAR Geocoding, Geometric Accuracy, Geometric Calibration, Calibration, Validation, Quality Assessment, ASAR, ENVISAT. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  13. David Small, Stefan Biegger, and Daniel Nüesch. Automated tie point retrieval through heteromorphic image simulation for spaceborne SAR sensors. In Proc. ESA ERS-ENVISAT Symp., Gothenburg, Sweden, 2000. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, Radiometric Calibration, Automated Tiepoint Retrieval. [bibtex-entry]


  14. David Small, Stefan Biegger, and Daniel Nüesch. The Topology of SAR Imagery in Rough Terrain. In Proc. of EUSAR 2000 - 3rd European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, 2000. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, SAR, Calibration, Terrain, DEM, Image Simulation, Terrain-Geocoding, Topology, Heteromorphism. [bibtex-entry]


  15. David Small, Francesco Holecz, Erich Meier, and Daniel Nüesch. Absolute radiometric correction in rugged terrain: A plea for integrated radar brightness. In Proc. IEEE Int. Geosci. Remote Sens. Symp., volume 1, pages 330-332, 1998. Keyword(s): geophysical signal processing, geophysical techniques, radar imaging, remote sensing by radar, spaceborne radar, synthetic aperture radar, absolute radiometric correction, biomass estimation, geophysical measurement technique, integrated radar brightness, integrative faceted heteromorphic approach, land surface, multimode SAR imagery, multimode image comparison, radar remote sensing, radiometric normalisation, rugged terrain, spaceborne radar, synthetic aperture radar, terrain mapping, terrain-induced variation. [Abstract] [bibtex-entry]


  16. David Small, Francesco Holecz, Erich Meier, and Daniel Nüesch. Radiometric Normalization for Multimode Image Comparison. In Proc. of EUSAR '98 - European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, pages 191-194, 1998. Keyword(s): SAR Processing, SAR Geocoding, Geocoding, Calibration, Radiometric Calibration, Radiometric Correction, Digital Elevation Model, Image Simulation, Terrain-Geocoding. [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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