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Processing, Performance and Preliminary End-to-End Results of the Harmony Mission for Land Applications

Prats-Iraola, Pau and Rodriguez-Cassola, Marc and Pinheiro, Muriel and Yague-Martinez, Nestor and Biggs, Juliet and Hooper, Andrew and Lopez-Dekker, Paco (2019) Processing, Performance and Preliminary End-to-End Results of the Harmony Mission for Land Applications. Advanced RF Sensors and Remote Sensing Instruments, 2019-11-11 - 2019-11-13, ESTEC, The Netherlands.

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The Harmony (previously known as STEREOID) mission concept has been selected as candidate mission for ESA's Earth Explorer 10 [1][2]. It consists of two identical small satellites carrying a receive-only radar instrument as main payload flying in a reconfigurable formation with Sentinel-1C or D, which will work as transmitter. The radar measurements are to be enhanced and supported by a medium resolution dual visible and near-infrared (VNIR) and thermal infrared (TIR) payload. The Harmony mission will be organized in several phases, with different formation configurations optimized for the retrieval of deformation fields over land, ice, and oceans, and topography changes over land and ice, respectively. In all mission phases, the Harmony-A and B satellites will be flying at an along-track distance of about 250 km to the transmitter. The following sections analyse on the first hand the technical aspects related to bistatic SAR image formation and InSAR processing under the presence of the large Doppler centroid, which in Harmony occur due to the large along-track baseline. The second part of this contribution presents the first results on the performance for solid Earth applications, namely topography change and 3-D deformation.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/130202/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Processing, Performance and Preliminary End-to-End Results of the Harmony Mission for Land Applications
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Prats-Iraola, PauUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7583-2309
Biggs, JulietUni BristolUNSPECIFIED
Hooper, AndrewUni LeedsUNSPECIFIED
Lopez-Dekker, PacoTU DelftUNSPECIFIED
Date:November 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-6
Keywords:Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), interferometric SAR (InSAR), bistatic SAR, companion satellite
Event Title:Advanced RF Sensors and Remote Sensing Instruments
Event Location:ESTEC, The Netherlands
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2019-11-11 - 2019-11-13
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 - Aircraft SAR
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > SAR Technology
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Prats, Dr. Pau
Deposited On:06 Nov 2019 16:50
Last Modified:21 Feb 2022 11:19

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