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High Resolution Geodetic Earth Observation with TerraSAR-X: Correction Schemes and Validation

Balss, Ulrich and Gisinger, Christoph and Cong, Xiaoying and Brcic, Ramon and Steigenberger, Peter and Eineder, Michael and Pail, Roland and Hugentobler, Urs (2013) High Resolution Geodetic Earth Observation with TerraSAR-X: Correction Schemes and Validation. In: Proc. IGARSS 2013, pp. 4499-4502. IEEE. IGARSS 2013, 21.-26. Juli 2013, Melbourne, Australien. ISBN 978-1-4799-1113-4.

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Previous studies have shown the unprecedented absolute pixel localization accuracy of the German SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X. Now, by thoroughly correcting all signal path delays and geodynamic effects like tides, loadings and plate movements, range accuracies of about 1 centimeter are demonstrated to be attainable. While Global Navigation Satellite Syste (GNSS) data provide local correction values for the atmospheric delays, correction values for the geodynamic effects are based on the IERS (International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service) conventions. Our recent measurements are based on a corner reflector with very precisely known ground position which we installed at Wettzell, Germany, close to the local GNSS reference stations. Further comparable high precision test sites in the world are in progress and shall prove the worldwide reproducibility of the achieved results.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:High Resolution Geodetic Earth Observation with TerraSAR-X: Correction Schemes and Validation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Balss, Ulrichulrich.balss@dlr.de
Gisinger, ChristophTUM-IAPG
Cong, XiaoyingTUM-LMF
Brcic, Ramonramon.brcic@dlr.de
Steigenberger, PeterTUM
Eineder, Michaelmichael.eineder@dlr.de
Pail, RolandTUM
Hugentobler, UrsTUM
Date:21 July 2013
Journal or Publication Title:Proc. IGARSS 2013
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 4499-4502
Keywords:Synthetic aperture radar, TerraSAR-X, pixel localization accuracy, imaging geodesy, global navigation satellite system
Event Title:IGARSS 2013
Event Location:Melbourne, Australien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:21.-26. Juli 2013
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 TerraSAR-X Nutzlastbodensegment (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Deposited By: Dr. Ulrich Balss
Deposited On:23 Jan 2014 15:12
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:27

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