Two-Dimensional Phase Unwrapping: Theory, Algorithms, and Software / Edition 1

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A resource like no other-the first comprehensive guide to phase unwrapping Phase unwrapping is a mathematical problem-solving technique increasingly used in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry, optical interferometry, adaptive optics, and medical imaging. In Two-Dimensional Phase Unwrapping, two internationally recognized experts sort through the multitude of ideas and algorithms cluttering current research, explain clearly how to solve phase unwrapping problems, and provide practicable algorithms that can be applied to problems encountered in diverse disciplines. Complete with case studies and examples as well as hundreds of images and figures illustrating the concepts, this book features: A thorough introduction to the theory of phase unwrapping Eight algorithms that constitute the state of the art in phase unwrapping Detailed description and analysis of each algorithm and its performance in a number of phase unwrapping problems C language software that provides a complete implementation of each algorithm Comparative analysis of the algorithms and techniques for evaluating results A discussion of future trends in phase unwrapping research Foreword by former NASA scientist Dr. John C. Curlander Two-Dimensional Phase Unwrapping skillfully integrates concepts, algorithms, software, and examples into a powerful benchmark against which new ideas and algorithms for phase unwrapping can be tested. This unique introduction to a dynamic, rapidly evolving field is essential for professionals and graduate students in SAR interferometry, optical interferometry, adaptive optics, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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Explains how to solve phase unwrapping problems and provides practical algorithms that can be applied to problems encountered in diverse disciplines including synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and optical interferometry, adaptive optics, and medical imaging. Containing case studies and examples, as well as hundreds of images and figures, this introductory volume includes eight algorithms constituting the state of the art in phase unwrapping, detailed description and analysis of each algorithm and its performance, C language software implementing each algorithm, comparative analysis of the algorithms and techniques, and discussion of future trends. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471249351
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

DENNIS C. GHIGLIA is a Senior Scientist at the Vexcel Corporationin Boulder, Colorado, and formerly a distinguished member of thetechnical staff at Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Ghiglia haswritten numerous articles and papers, coauthored Spotlight-ModeSynthetic Aperture Radar: A Signal Processing Approach, and holdstwo U.S. patents.

MARK D. PRITT is a Senior Engineer for Lockheed Martin Corporation,where he has worked on the research and development of imageprocessing and phase unwrapping algorithms for nearly a decade. Dr.Pritt has published numerous papers and articles and holds fiveU.S. patents.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Phase Unwrapping.

Line Integrals, Residues, and 2-D Phase Unwrapping.

Phase Data, Quality Maps, Masks, and Filters.

Path-Following Methods.

Minimum-Norm Methods.

Comparisons and Conclusion.



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