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SIGNAL - SAR for Ice, Glacier aNd globAL Dynamics - Mission Description Document

Börner, Thomas and López Dekker, Francisco and De Zan, Francesco and Younis, Marwan and Hajnsek, Irena and Papathanassiou, Konstantinos and Villano, Michelangelo and Danklmayer, Andreas and Krieger, Gerhard and Moreira, Alberto and Rott, Helmut and Nagler, Thomas and Dierking, Wolfgang and Fügen, Thomas and Völker, Michael and Klein, Rainer (2011) SIGNAL - SAR for Ice, Glacier aNd globAL Dynamics - Mission Description Document. Project Report. HR-55114-SG-02/10, 88 S.

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Abstract

SIGNAL is an innovative earth exploration mission proposal with the main objective to estimate accurately and repeatedly topography and topographic changes associated with mass change or other dynamic effects on glaciers, ice caps and polar ice sheets. Elevation measurements are complemented with glacier velocity measurements, providing valuable additional information for a better understanding of the hydrology of glacierized basins and of the Arctic and Antarctic water cycle. SIGNAL is capable of monitoring all critical regions with a high spatial resolution and an adequate revisit time. The present document is a summary of the SIGNAL mission that has been proposed in response to the call for an Earth Explorer Opportunity Mission (issued by DLR in 2010). This document gives a concise description and overview of the SIGNAL mission.

Document Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Title:SIGNAL - SAR for Ice, Glacier aNd globAL Dynamics - Mission Description Document
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Börner, ThomasUNSPECIFIED
López Dekker, FranciscoUNSPECIFIED
De Zan, FrancescoUNSPECIFIED
Younis, MarwanUNSPECIFIED
Hajnsek, IrenaUNSPECIFIED
Papathanassiou, KonstantinosUNSPECIFIED
Villano, MichelangeloUNSPECIFIED
Danklmayer, AndreasUNSPECIFIED
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
Moreira, AlbertoUNSPECIFIED
Rott, HelmutENVEO IT GmbH, Innsbruck, Austria
Nagler, ThomasENVEO IT GmbH, Innsbruck, Austria
Dierking, WolfgangAWI
Fügen, ThomasEADS Astrium, Friedrichshafen
Völker, MichaelEADS Astrium, Friedrichshafen
Klein, RainerEADS Astrium, Friedrichshafen
Date:3 February 2011
Number of Pages:88
Series Name:Technical Note
Status:Published
Keywords:SAR, Mission, Ice, Glacier, Ka-band, Cryosphere, Formation Flight, Digital Beamforming
Institution:Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Radarsysteme
Department:Radarkonzepte
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 SAR-Expert-Support-Lab (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Thomas Börner
Deposited On:06 Dec 2011 12:40
Last Modified:06 Dec 2011 12:40

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