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Tidal Current Measurement Using the TanDEM-X Satellite Formation

Suchandt, Steffen and Romeiser, Roland and Runge, Hartmut and Lawrence, John and Steinbrecher, Ulrich (2011) Tidal Current Measurement Using the TanDEM-X Satellite Formation. In: Proceedings of 9th EWTEC 2011, pp. 1-8. 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference 2011, 5. Sep. - 9. Sep. 2011, Southampton, England.

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Spaceborne remote sensing offers the possibility to measure tidal currents with large spatial coverage. The localization of suitable sites and their characterization are important aspects for power generation from tidal streams. Along-track interferometric synthetic aperture radar (ATI SAR) is a suitable technique to map surface current velocities. In this paper we describe the potential usage of the two SAR satellites of the TanDEM-X formation for this purpose. We present results of tidal current mapping around the Orkney Islands with the TerraSAR-X satellite. Beside the wide-area mapping capability, the advantage of the method is the availability of an operational sensor with easy access to any marine site in the world.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Tidal Current Measurement Using the TanDEM-X Satellite Formation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Suchandt, SteffenGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)
Romeiser, RolandUniversity of Miami
Runge, HartmutGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)
Lawrence, JohnThe European Marine Energy Center (EMEC)
Steinbrecher, UlrichGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)
Date:5 September 2011
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of 9th EWTEC 2011
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-8
UNSPECIFIEDUniversity of Southampton
Keywords:Tidal current measurement, SAR Along-track interferometry, TanDEM-X, TerraSAR-X
Event Title:9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference 2011
Event Location:Southampton, England
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:5. Sep. - 9. Sep. 2011
Organizer:University of Southampton
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt TanDEM-X
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Deposited By: Steffen Suchandt
Deposited On:13 Sep 2011 07:36
Last Modified:18 Mar 2013 16:56

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