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TanDEM-X Mission Status: The Complete New Topography of the Earth

Zink, Manfred and Moreira, Alberto and Bachmann, Markus and Bräutigam, Benjamin and Fritz, Thomas and Hajnsek, Irena and Krieger, Gerhard and Wessel, Birgit (2016) TanDEM-X Mission Status: The Complete New Topography of the Earth. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2016-07-10 - 2016-07-15, Beijing, China. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7729075.

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Abstract

TanDEM-X (TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurements) is an Earth observation radar mission that consists of a SAR interferometer built by two almost identical satellites flying in close formation [1]-[4]. With a typical separation between the satellites of 120 to 500 m a global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) with 2 m relative height accuracy at 12 m posting is being generated. While the main mission phase for DEM data acquisition has been finished in 2014, the processing of the global TanDEM-X DEM will be concluded in autumn 2016. Final DEMs are well within specifications and feature a low percentage of void areas. Following the DEM data acquisition the capabilities of this unique mission for new scientific application have been demonstrated. In the meantime the continuation of the joint TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X mission was approved and will be dedicated to the generation of DEMs with even higher accuracy for selected areas and further scientific experiments.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107866/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:TanDEM-X Mission Status: The Complete New Topography of the Earth
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Zink, ManfredUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4308-5636UNSPECIFIED
Moreira, AlbertoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3436-9653UNSPECIFIED
Bachmann, MarkusUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6028-4303UNSPECIFIED
Bräutigam, BenjaminUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fritz, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hajnsek, IrenaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4548-0285UNSPECIFIED
Wessel, BirgitUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8673-2485UNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI:10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7729075
Page Range:pp. 317-320
Status:Published
Keywords:TanDEM-X, bistatic SAR formation, SAR interferometry, global Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
Event Title:IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Event Location:Beijing, China
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:10 July 2016
Event End Date:15 July 2016
Organizer:IEEE
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt TanDEM-X (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Deposited By: Klämke, Juliane
Deposited On:16 Nov 2016 11:04
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:12

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