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First measurement results of a new highly-accurat SAR calibration target

Jirousek, Matthias and Döring, Björn and Looser, Philipp and Schwerdt, Marco (2012) First measurement results of a new highly-accurat SAR calibration target. In: Proceedings of IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), pp. 1-3. IEEE. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2012-07-23 - 2012-07-27, Munich, Germany.

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The requirements on new spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) missions are always pushed towards better image quality with respect to signal-to-noise ratio, radiometric accuracy, and spatial resolution. An accurate radiometric calibration of the whole SAR system is crucial to cope with the demand on high image quality. Among other factors, the quality of the calibration depends on the utilized reference targets. Also permanent system monitoring, onboard and by reference targets, is required to guaranty the image quality over the whole mission time. In this paper a new highly-accurate active calibration target (transponder) is presented. The device is currently under development in the DLR-project “Kalibri” [1] and features remote control and alignment as well as an improved internal calibration for stable operation. Furthermore, first representative measurement results could be achieved by acquiring TerraSAR X images.

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Title:First measurement results of a new highly-accurat SAR calibration target
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Jirousek, MatthiasUNSPECIFIED
Looser, PhilippUNSPECIFIED
Schwerdt, MarcoUNSPECIFIED
Date:24 July 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Refereed publication:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1-3
Keywords:SAR, calibration, active target, transponder
Event Title:IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Event Location:Munich, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2012-07-23 - 2012-07-27
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 - Projekt TerraSAR-X Kalibration und Projektunterstützung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Deposited By: Matthias Jirousek
Deposited On:17 Jul 2012 11:55
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:23

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