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TanDEM-X - The First Bistatic SAR Formation in Space

Zink, Manfred and Krieger, Gerhard and Fiedler, Hauke and Hajnsek, Irena and Moreira, Alberto and Werner, Marian (2006) TanDEM-X - The First Bistatic SAR Formation in Space. Advanced RF Sensors for Earth Observation (ARSI), 2006-12-05 - 2006-12-06, ESA/ESTEC, Niederlande.

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Abstract

TanDEM-X opens a new era in space borne radar remote sensing. The first bistatic SAR mission, is formed by adding a second, almost identical spacecraft, to TerraSAR-X and flying the two satellites in a closely controlled formation with typical distances between 250 and 500 m. Primary mission objective is the generation of a consistent global digital elevation model with an unprecedented accuracy according to the HRTI-3 specifications. Beyond that, TanDEM-X provides a highly reconfigurable platform for the demonstration of new SAR techniques and applications. This paper gives an overview of the TanDEM-X mission concept, summarizes the capabilities of the system, illustrates the achievable performance, and provides some examples for new imaging modes and applications. The mission has been approved for full implementation by the German Space Agency with a planned launch in spring 2009.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:TanDEM-X - The First Bistatic SAR Formation in Space
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Zink, ManfredUNSPECIFIED
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
Fiedler, HaukeUNSPECIFIED
Hajnsek, IrenaUNSPECIFIED
Moreira, AlbertoUNSPECIFIED
Werner, MarianUNSPECIFIED
Date:December 2006
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Editors:
EditorsEmail
ESA, UNSPECIFIED
Status:Published
Keywords:Bistatic SAR formation, single-pass interferometry, HRTI-3 DEM, new SAR techniques, TerraSAR-X
Event Title:Advanced RF Sensors for Earth Observation (ARSI)
Event Location:ESA/ESTEC, Niederlande
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-12-05 - 2006-12-06
Organizer:ESA
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 - Projekt TanDEM-X (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: Dr.-Ing. Manfred Zink
Deposited On:11 Dec 2006
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:22

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