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Estimation and correction of scintillation effects on spaceborne P-band SAR images

Kim, Jun Su and Papathanassiou, Konstantinos and Quegan, Shaun and Rogers, Neil (2012) Estimation and correction of scintillation effects on spaceborne P-band SAR images. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2012-07-22 - 20121-07-27, Munich, Germany.

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Abstract

A correction method for distortions induced by ionospheric scintillation effects on P-band quad-pol synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data acquired in polar and high latitude regions is presented. For this the estimation of the Faraday rotation (FR) is converted to ionospheric phase and used for the correction of the scintillation. The correction is performed on partially focused SLC data in order to compensate the ionosphere-induced phase and the distortion of the time-Doppler history. The degree of defocusing depends on the altitude of the ionosphere. The performance of the new correction method is tested on P-band simulated data for various ionospheric scenarios.

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Title:Estimation and correction of scintillation effects on spaceborne P-band SAR images
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Kim, Jun SuUNSPECIFIED
Papathanassiou, KonstantinosUNSPECIFIED
Quegan, ShaunUniversity of Sheffield
Rogers, NeilUniversity of Sheffield
Date:26 July 2012
Refereed publication:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1-4
Status:Published
Keywords:ionosphere, polarimetry, focusing
Event Title:IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Event Location:Munich, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2012-07-22 - 20121-07-27
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: Junsu Kim
Deposited On:05 Jun 2012 16:12
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:23

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