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TanDEM-X: A Satellite Formation for High Resolution Radar Interferometry

Moreira, Alberto and Krieger, Gerhard and Fiedler, Hauke and Hajnsek, Irena and Werner, Marian and Zink, Manfred and Younis, Marwan (2006) TanDEM-X: A Satellite Formation for High Resolution Radar Interferometry. In: International Astronautical Congress (IAC), p. 8. IAF. International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 2006-10-02 - 2006-10-06, Valencia, Spain.

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TanDEM-X (TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurement) is a mission for an innovative spaceborne radar interferometer which has been approved for the realisation phase. TanDEM-X opens a new era in the German space programme and will provide a major push for the research activities on high resolution X-Band SAR. The mission has been evaluated in a phase A study by a joint DLR and EADS Astrium GmbH team, the phase B study is currently ongoing. The TanDEM-X mission has the primary objective of generating a consistent, global DEM with an unprecedented accuracy according to the HRTI-3 specifications. Beyond that, TanDEMX provides a configurable SAR interferometric platform for demonstrating new SAR techniques and applications. The TanDEM-X satellite is designed for five years of nominal operation. Three years of joint operation with TerraSAR-X will be sufficient to fulfil the TanDEM-X user requirements. The launch of TanDEM-X is planned for March 2009. This paper gives a short overview of the TanDEMX mission concept, summarizes the basic products, illustrates the achievable performance, and gives some examples for new imaging modes. In addition, the scientific exploration of the TanDEM-X data is presented.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:TanDEM-X: A Satellite Formation for High Resolution Radar Interferometry
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Moreira, AlbertoUNSPECIFIED
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2006
Journal or Publication Title:International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 8
Keywords:Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Interferometry, Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
Event Title:International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Event Location:Valencia, Spain
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-10-02 - 2006-10-06
Organizer:International Astronautical Federation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Entwicklung eines Mini-SAR (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Microwave Systems
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Microwaves and Radar Institute > SAR Technology
Deposited By: Prof.Dr. Alberto Moreira
Deposited On:23 Oct 2006
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:21

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