PS-InSAR deformation monitoring data processing based on multi-reference points

Wu Zhu, Qin Zhang, Xiaoli Ding

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Single-reference point permanent scatterers interferometry (PS-InSAR) can result in an unstable and unreliable solution in the data processing of baseline network adjustment. This paper advances a multi-reference points PS-InSAR data processing method by adding ground monitoring data and the corresponding mathematic model is derived. By introducing multi-reference points in the PS baseline network processing, the solution's stability and reliability can be improved due to extra observations condition. In the experiment, thirteen Envisat ASAR images covering the Xi'an city and five reference points composing of Corner Reflectors (CR) and GPS are employed to prove the superiority of the proposed method. Processing these data, average surface deformation field from single-reference point and multi-reference points are created respectively. The results of comparing four checking points show that solution from multi-reference points is much more consistent with ground observation result than single-reference point.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
JournalCehui Xuebao/Acta Geodaetica et Cartographica Sinica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012


  • Baseline network adjustment
  • Deformation monitoring data processing
  • Multi-reference points
  • PS-InSAR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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