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TanDEM-X Mission Status and Final DEM Performance

Bueso Bello, Jose Luis and Wecklich, Christopher and Borla Tridon, Daniela and Gonzalez, Carolina and Martone, Michele and Kraus, Thomas and Bachmann, Markus and Rizzoli, Paola and Zink, Manfred (2017) TanDEM-X Mission Status and Final DEM Performance. In: 2012 13th International Radar Symposium (IRS), pp. 1-8. IEEE. International Radar Symposium (IRS), 2016-06-28 - 2016-06-30, Prague, Czech Republic. doi: 10.23919/IRS.2017.8008157. ISBN 978-3-7369-9343-3. ISSN 2155-5753.

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The TanDEM-X mission has opened a new era in spaceborne radar remote sensing. Its primary objective, the acquisition and generation of a global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) with 12 m horizontal resolution and 2 m relative height accuracy, has been completed in autumn 2016. Since the end of 2010 the two twin synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X have been flying in a controlled close orbit formation. The resulting large single-pass SAR interferometer allowed to map the complete Earth’s land surface at least twice. Once the acquisition of the data set for the generation of the global DEM has been completed, the flexibility offered by both SAR instruments in terms of imaging, interferometric, and polarization modes, has been further exploited to serve several secondary mission objectives based on along-track interferometry as well as new bistatic SAR techniques. In this paper, we present the actual status and activities within the mission and the quality assessment of the TanDEM-X final global DEM.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/111214/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:TanDEM-X Mission Status and Final DEM Performance
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Bueso Bello, Jose LuisUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3464-2186UNSPECIFIED
Borla Tridon, DanielaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9885-0999UNSPECIFIED
Martone, MicheleUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4601-6599UNSPECIFIED
Kraus, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9486-7371UNSPECIFIED
Bachmann, MarkusUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6028-4303UNSPECIFIED
Rizzoli, PaolaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9118-2732UNSPECIFIED
Zink, ManfredUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4308-5636UNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2017
Journal or Publication Title:2012 13th International Radar Symposium (IRS)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1-8
Keywords:Bistatic synthetic aperture radar (SAR), SAR intererometry, TerraSAR-X
Event Title:International Radar Symposium (IRS)
Event Location:Prague, Czech Republic
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2016-06-28 - 2016-06-30
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
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Deposited By: Bueso Bello, Jose Luis
Deposited On:06 Mar 2017 08:21
Last Modified:05 Feb 2018 18:07

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