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Investigations on Bistatic SAR Image Formation for the SAOCOM-CS Mission

Prats-Iraola, Pau and Rodriguez-Cassola, Marc and Moreira, Alberto (2016) Investigations on Bistatic SAR Image Formation for the SAOCOM-CS Mission. In: Proceedings of European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR), pp. 1-6. VDE Verlag GmbH. European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR), 2016-06-06 - 2016-06-09, Hamburg, Germany.

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Abstract

The European Space Agency (ESA) is currently investigating the feasibility of adding a bistatic receive-only companion satellite (CS) to the Argentina’s L-band SAOCOM SAR satellite. Several scientific phases, driven by different applications, are planned in the frame of the mission, where different along-track and across-track bistatic baseline configurations are foreseen. The present contribution focuses on the efficient and accurate implementation of an imaging kernel for each mission phase. In terms of SAR focussing performance, the most challenging ones are the bistatic phases, where the CS satellite flies in front of the transmitter at a distance of 250 km in along-track, translating into effective squint angles of around -10 deg. The proposed solution considers accurately the bistatic spaceborne geometry. Analyses in terms of the space variance of the geometry (in azimuth and in height) and results with simulated point targets are also presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104211/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Investigations on Bistatic SAR Image Formation for the SAOCOM-CS Mission
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Prats-Iraola, PauUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rodriguez-Cassola, MarcUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Moreira, AlbertoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3436-9653
Date:June 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-6
Publisher:VDE Verlag GmbH
Status:Published
Keywords:Synthetic Aperture Radar, bistatic SAR processing, SAOCOM-CS
Event Title:European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
Event Location:Hamburg, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2016-06-06 - 2016-06-09
Organizer:VDE
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 - Vorhaben Flugzeug-SAR
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > SAR Technology
Deposited By: Prats, Dr. Pau
Deposited On:03 May 2016 13:01
Last Modified:26 Jul 2016 15:00

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