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The Tandem-L Mission Proposal: Monitoring Earth’s Dynamics with High Resolution SAR Interferometry

Krieger, Gerhard and Hajnsek, Irena and Papathanassiou, Konstantinos and Eineder, Michael and Younis, Marwan and De Zan, Francesco and Prats, Pau and Huber, Sigurd and Werner, Marian and Fiedler, Hauke and Freeman, Anthony and Rosen, Paul and Hensley, Scott and Johnson, William and Veilleux, Luise and Grafmüller, Bernd and Werninghaus, Rolf and Bamler, Richard and Moreira, Alberto (2009) The Tandem-L Mission Proposal: Monitoring Earth’s Dynamics with High Resolution SAR Interferometry. In: Proceedings of the IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon) (DOI: 1), pp. 1-6. IEEEXplore. IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon), 2009-05-04 - 2009-05-08, Pasadena, U.S.A.. ISBN 978-1-4244-2871-7 (e) 978-1-4244-2870-0 (p). ISSN 1097-5659

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Abstract

Tandem-L is a proposal for an innovative interferometric and polarimetric radar mission that enables the systematic monitoring of dynamic processes on the Earth surface. Important mission objectives are global forest height and biomass inventories, large scale measurements of millimetric displacements due to tectonic shifts, and systematic observations of glacier movements. The innovative mission concept and the high data acquisition capacity of Tandem-L provide a unique data source to observe, analyze and quantify the dynamics of a wide range of mutually interacting processes in the bio-, litho-, hydro- and cryosphere. By this, Tandem-L will be an essential step to advance our understanding of the Earth system and its intricate dynamics. This paper provides an overview of the Tandem-L mission concept and its main application areas. Performance predictions show the great potential of Tandem-L to acquire a wide range of bio- and geophysical parameters with high accuracy on a global scale. Innovative aspects like the employment of advanced digital beamforming techniques to improve performance and coverage are discussed in detail.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:The Tandem-L Mission Proposal: Monitoring Earth’s Dynamics with High Resolution SAR Interferometry
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
Hajnsek, IrenaUNSPECIFIED
Papathanassiou, KonstantinosUNSPECIFIED
Eineder, MichaelUNSPECIFIED
Younis, MarwanUNSPECIFIED
De Zan, FrancescoUNSPECIFIED
Prats, PauUNSPECIFIED
Huber, SigurdUNSPECIFIED
Werner, MarianUNSPECIFIED
Fiedler, HaukeUNSPECIFIED
Freeman, AnthonyJet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Rosen, PaulJet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Hensley, ScottJet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Johnson, WilliamJet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Veilleux, LuiseJet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Grafmüller, BerndEADS Astrium
Werninghaus, RolfUNSPECIFIED
Bamler, RichardUNSPECIFIED
Moreira, AlbertoUNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon)
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-6
Editors:
EditorsEmail
UNSPECIFIEDIEEE Org.
Publisher:IEEEXplore
ISSN:1097-5659
ISBN:978-1-4244-2871-7 (e) 978-1-4244-2870-0 (p)
Status:Published
Keywords:SAR, Interferometry, L-band, Digital Beamforming, Hybrid Modes, Tandem
Event Title:IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon)
Event Location:Pasadena, U.S.A.
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2009-05-04 - 2009-05-08
Organizer:IEEE
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:Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Microwaves and Radar Institute > SAR Technology
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Krieger
Deposited On:30 Mar 2009
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:37

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