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TerraSAR-X: predicted performance

Mittermayer, Josef and Alberga, Vito and Buckreuss, Stefan and Riegger, Sebastian (2003) TerraSAR-X: predicted performance. In: in Proceedings of SPIE 2002, Vol. 4881. SPIE 2002, Agia Pelagia, Crete, Greece, 22 - 27 September 2002, Agia Pelagia.

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Abstract

The TerraSAR-X is a satellite of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) which is planned to be launched in 2005. The partner firm Astrium is responsible for the space segment of the project while DLR takes over the ground segment and the processing. The Microwaves and Radar Institute of the DLR centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, will be in charge of system engineering and calibration. In particular, an important part of this activity is the performance control, which includes performance modeling, prediction and the conversion from customer or scientific product requirements into space segment commands. This paper provides an overview on these aspects and presents the first results of the performance predictions, carried out at DLR and at Astrium. Image simulations based on X-band data from the airborne E-SAR sensor of DLR give a first impression on the expected TerraSAR-X product quality and, more in general, on the potential of this new sensor in remote sensing applications.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2002,
Title:TerraSAR-X: predicted performance
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Mittermayer, JosefUNSPECIFIED
Alberga, VitoUNSPECIFIED
Buckreuss, StefanUNSPECIFIED
Riegger, SebastianEADS Astrium
Date:2003
Journal or Publication Title:in Proceedings of SPIE 2002
Volume:Vol. 4881
Editors:
EditorsEmail
H. Fujisada et al., UNSPECIFIED
Series Name:Sensors, Systems, and Next Generation Satellites VIII
Status:Published
Keywords:TerraSAR-X, performance assessments
Event Title:SPIE 2002, Agia Pelagia, Crete, Greece
Event Location:Agia Pelagia
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:22 - 27 September 2002
Organizer:SPIE
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
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Josef Mittermayer
Deposited On:03 Feb 2006
Last Modified:06 Jan 2010 19:40

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