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Close Formation of Micro-Satellites for SAR Interferometry

Fiedler, Hauke and Krieger, Gerhard (2004) Close Formation of Micro-Satellites for SAR Interferometry. In: Proc. 2nd International Symposium on Formation Flying, Washington, 1-8(8SeitenaufCD). 2nd International Symposium on Formation Flying, Washington, 14-16 September 2004, 2004-09-14 - 2004-09-16, Washington, DC , USA.

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Abstract

Synthetic aperture radar interferometry is a powerful technique for deriving highly accurate digital elevation models on a global scale. To keep costs low, receive only satellites have been proposed to fly in close formation with an illuminating radar satellite. A new formation, called Trinodal Pendulum, is introduced and described in detail. Results of a performance estimation, flight dynamics analysis, and safety investigation are presented adopting this formation to the planned TerraSAR-L satellite. It is shown, that a global DEM according to the HRTI level 3 standard can be derived within less than 1½ years.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2004,
Title:Close Formation of Micro-Satellites for SAR Interferometry
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Fiedler, HaukeUNSPECIFIED
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2004
Journal or Publication Title:Proc. 2nd International Symposium on Formation Flying, Washington
Page Range:1-8(8SeitenaufCD)
Status:Published
Keywords:formation flying, interferometry, multistatic SAR
Event Title:2nd International Symposium on Formation Flying, Washington, 14-16 September 2004
Event Location:Washington, DC , USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2004-09-14 - 2004-09-16
Organizer:NASA GSFC
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:Microwaves and Radar Institute
Deposited By: Dr. Hauke Fiedler
Deposited On:17 Jan 2006
Last Modified:06 Jan 2010 19:54

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