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Tandem-L forest parameter performance analysis

De Zan, Francesco and Papathanassiou, Konstantinos and Lee, Seung-Kuk (2009) Tandem-L forest parameter performance analysis. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Applications of Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry (Pol-InSAR), pp. 1-6. International Workshop on Applications of Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry (Pol-InSAR), 2009-01-26 - 2009-01-30, Frascati, Italy.

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Tandem-L is a satellite mission being currently studied at DLR. It foresees the deployment of two L-band SAR platforms that will fly in close formation enabling bistatic operations. The mission is intended to serve a number of different science objectives with applications in the lithosphere, biosphere and cryosphere. The variety of applications and their competition for the use of the system require that we develope performance models suitable for system and mission design. In this paper we present the main concepts developed for height structure retrieval and performance characterization considering the combination of single pass acquisitions. We use the Cramer-Rao bound for a layered model and we study the impact of the baseline number and distribution. We also describe simulations with the Covariance Matching and Polarization Coherence Tomography techniques and argue in favor of better modeling for forest vertical structure in the case of limited number of obervations.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Tandem-L forest parameter performance analysis
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
De Zan, FrancescoUNSPECIFIED
Papathanassiou, KonstantinosUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the International Workshop on Applications of Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry (Pol-InSAR)
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-6
Keywords:Single-pass interferometry, tomography, forest vertical profile, performance analysis, Cramer-Rao lower bound, Covariance Matching Techniques, Polarization Coherence Tomography
Event Title:International Workshop on Applications of Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry (Pol-InSAR)
Event Location:Frascati, Italy
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2009-01-26 - 2009-01-30
Organizer:ESA - ESRIN
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 Prosmart, Smart-SAR (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Deposited By: Francesco De Zan
Deposited On:24 Mar 2009
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:36

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