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The TanDEM-X Mission: Overview and Status

Zink, Manfred and Krieger, Gerhard and Fiedler, Hauke and Moreira, Alberto (2007) The TanDEM-X Mission: Overview and Status. In: Proceeding of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), p. 4. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2007-07-23 - 2007-07-27, Barcelona, Spain.

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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)
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Title:The TanDEM-X Mission: Overview and Status
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Zink, ManfredUNSPECIFIED
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
Fiedler, HaukeUNSPECIFIED
Moreira, AlbertoUNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2007
Journal or Publication Title:Proceeding of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 4
Editors:
EditorsEmail
IEEE, UNSPECIFIED
Status:Published
Keywords:Bistatic SAR formation, single-pass interferometry, HRTI-3 DEM, new SAR techniques, TerraSAR-X
Event Title:IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Event Location:Barcelona, Spain
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2007-07-23 - 2007-07-27
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
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Manfred Zink
Deposited On:08 Oct 2007
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:28

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