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TanDEM-X Mission Status

Ortega-Miguez, Carlos and Schulze, Daniel and Zink, Manfred and Krieger, Gerhard and Moreira, Alberto (2011) TanDEM-X Mission Status. In: Proceedings of Advanced RF Sensors and Remote Sensing Instruments (ARSI), pp. 1-10. Advanced RF Sensors and Remote Sensing Instruments (ARSI), 2011-09-13 - 2011-09-15, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

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Abstract

TanDEM-X (TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurement) opens a new era in spaceborne radar remote sensing [1]. A single-pass SAR interferometer with adjustable baselines in across- and in along-track directions is formed by adding a second (TDX), almost identical spacecraft to TerraSAR-X (TSX) and flying the two satellites in a closely controlled formation. With typical across-track baselines of 200-400 m a global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) with 2 m relative height accuracy at a 12 m posting will be generated. Beyond that, TanDEM-X provides a highly reconfigurable platform for the demonstration of new SAR techniques and applications. The TDX satellite was launched on June 21st , 2010 from Baikonur. After finishing the Commissioning Phase early December 2010 data acquisition for the global DEM commenced.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:TanDEM-X Mission Status
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Ortega-Miguez, CarlosUNSPECIFIED
Schulze, DanielUNSPECIFIED
Zink, ManfredUNSPECIFIED
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
Moreira, AlbertoUNSPECIFIED
Date:14 September 2011
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of Advanced RF Sensors and Remote Sensing Instruments (ARSI)
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-10
Status:Published
Keywords:TanDEM-X, bistatic SAR formation, single-pass interferometry, new SAR techniques
Event Title:Advanced RF Sensors and Remote Sensing Instruments (ARSI)
Event Location:Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Event Type:international Conference, Workshop
Event Dates:2011-09-13 - 2011-09-15
Organizer:ESA - ESTEC
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:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Deposited By: Carlos Julio Ortega Miguez
Deposited On:14 Dec 2011 13:07
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:28

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