A Review on Deep-learning-based Phase Unwrapping Technique for Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry

Won Kyung Baek, Hyung Sup Jung

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Phase unwrapping is an essential procedure for interferometric synthetic aperture radar techniques. Accordingly, a lot of phase unwrapping methods have been developed. Deep-learning-based unwrapping methods have recently been proposed. In this paper, we reviewed state-of-the-art deep-learning-based unwrapping approaches in terms of 1) the approaches to predicting unwrapped phases, 2) deep learning model structures for phase unwrapping, and 3) training data generation. The research trend of the approaches to predicting unwrapped phases was introduced by categorizing wrap count segmentation, phase jump classification, phase regression, and deep-learning-assisted method. We introduced the case studies of deep learning model structure for phase unwrapping, and model structure optimization to relate the overall phase information. In addition, we summarized the research trend of the training data generation approaches in the views of phase gradient and noise in the main. And the future direction in deep-learning-based phase unwrapping was presented. It is expected that this paper is used as guideline for exploring future direction of deep-learning-based phase unwrapping research in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1589-1605
Number of pages17
JournalKorean Journal of Remote Sensing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2022


  • Deep learning
  • Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR)
  • Phase unwrapping
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)


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