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Potential of TanDEM-X for forest parameter estimation

Kugler, Florian and Sauer, Stefan and Lee, Seung-Kuk and Papathanassiou, Kostas and Hajnsek, Irena (2010) Potential of TanDEM-X for forest parameter estimation. EUSAR 2010, 2010 June 07-10 , Aachen, Germany.

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Abstract

It was demonstrated that interferometric volume coherence is sensitive to vertical forest structure. This is true even for high frequencies as X-band. Resent Experiments demonstrated the potential of X-band to estimate key forest parameters like forest height. The main limitations at X-band are the high extinction values (up to 1dB/m and larger) for forests and the high sensitivity of X-band to temporal decorrelation. With the launch of the Tan-DEM-X satellite, for the first time single pass interferometric X-band data from a space borne system become available. In this paper the potential of X-band for forest height inversion is discussed and experimental results from different relevant campaigns are introduced and discussed.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper, Poster)
Title:Potential of TanDEM-X for forest parameter estimation
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Kugler, FlorianDLR
Sauer, StefanDLR
Lee, Seung-KukDLR
Papathanassiou, Kostas DLR
Hajnsek, IrenaDLR
Date:8 June 2010
Status:Accepted
Keywords:X- Band, TanDEM-X, Forest, Forest Height, Forest Parameter, RVoG
Event Title:EUSAR 2010
Event Location:Aachen, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2010 June 07-10
Organizer:VDE
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
Deposited By: Florian Kugler
Deposited On:19 Apr 2010 14:55
Last Modified:14 Jun 2010 15:46

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