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Radar Instrument Calibration of TerraSAR-X

Bräutigam, Benjamin and Hueso González, Jaime and Schwerdt, Marco and Bachmann, Markus (2008) Radar Instrument Calibration of TerraSAR-X. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR), p. 4. VDE Verlag GmbH. European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR), 2008-06-02 - 2008-06-05, Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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TerraSAR-X is a high resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite launched in 2007. Its active phased array X-Band antenna hosts 384 transmit/receive modules (TRMs) controlling the beam steering in azimuth and eleva-tion. A calibration network provides monitoring of internal instrument behaviour by introducing additional calibration pulses. Evaluation of calibration pulses for every image acquisition guarantees high radiometric stability of all SAR products. This paper shows the latest in-orbit results of the radar instrument stability and TRM performance. The novel PN Gating method is verified in a spaceborne environment for the first time ever.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Radar Instrument Calibration of TerraSAR-X
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Bräutigam, BenjaminUNSPECIFIED
Hueso González, JaimeUNSPECIFIED
Schwerdt, MarcoUNSPECIFIED
Bachmann, MarkusUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2008
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 4
Publisher:VDE Verlag GmbH
Keywords:Internal Instrument Calibration, TerraSAR-X, SAR, PN Gating, Transmit/Receive Modules
Event Title:European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
Event Location:Friedrichshafen, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2008-06-02 - 2008-06-05
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 TerraSAR-X Kalibration und Projektunterstützung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Deposited By: Benjamin Bräutigam
Deposited On:10 Jun 2008
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:29

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