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Calibration of Interferometric ENVISAT/ASAR Image Mode Products

Holzner, Jürgen and Eineder, Michael and Schättler, Birgit (2002) Calibration of Interferometric ENVISAT/ASAR Image Mode Products. In: CEOS SAR Workshop 2002 Proceedings. CEOS WGCV SAR Workshop 2002, BNSC/DTI Conference Centre, London UK, 24-26 September 2002.

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Abstract

The robust and automatic use of complex products for InSAR data processing requires careful calibration and validation. Interferometric calibration comprises geometric and phase accuracy aspects. With respect to geometry, orbit and timing parameter have to be calibrated in order to allow accurate geo-coding and optimal processing of the interferometric products. Phase accuracy of the underlying complex products is an important prerequisite for the interferometric measurement technique. This paper describes methods for location accuracy determination and reports the preliminary results obtained during the ongoing calibration/ validation phase of ENVISAT/ASAR. The paper includes a first ENVISAT/ASAR interferogram obtained with DLR’s value added land processing system for interferometry. The data sets were acquired over a test site near Berlin. This interferogram is compared to the result from ERS for the same season of year. In addition, for verification of timing parameters a new method is proposed based on the cross-calibration of ERS and ENVISAT/ASAR. As a test site serves the Flevo Polder site in The Netherlands. Several ESA transponders are located on this site adjusted for ENVISAT/ASAR calibration.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2002,
Title:Calibration of Interferometric ENVISAT/ASAR Image Mode Products
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Holzner, JürgenUNSPECIFIED
Eineder, MichaelUNSPECIFIED
Schättler, BirgitUNSPECIFIED
Date:2002
Journal or Publication Title:CEOS SAR Workshop 2002 Proceedings
Editors:
EditorsEmail
CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validations, UNSPECIFIED
Status:Published
Keywords:SAR interferometry, phase properties, timing calibration, ENVISAT/ ASAR, ERS-ENVISAT/ASAR cross-calibration
Event Title:CEOS WGCV SAR Workshop 2002, BNSC/DTI Conference Centre, London UK, 24-26 September 2002
Organizer:Working Group on Calibration and Validation Subgroup on SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar)
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):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:27 Jan 2006
Last Modified:06 Jan 2010 22:12

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