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Formation Considerations for Distributed Satellite SAR Systems

Kraus, Thomas and Krieger, Gerhard and Bachmann, Markus and Moreira, Alberto (2021) Formation Considerations for Distributed Satellite SAR Systems. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, EUSAR. European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR), 2021-03-29 - 2021-04-01, Leipzig, Germany.

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Distributed multichannel synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging is a promising concept for future Earth observation missions. The multichannel concept can mitigate the pulse repetition frequency (PRF) or minimum SAR antenna area constraints inherent to single-channel SAR systems. Thus high azimuth resolution can be maintained, while acquiring wide swathes. This significantly increases the imaging capabilities compared to current missions in terms of high spatial and temporal resolution. An important step in the design of a multi-satellite mission is the selection of an appropriate formation. Besides the driving impact on the mission objectives also safety aspects and operationalrequirements have to be considered. In this paper an exemplary Helix formation is analyzed and the impact of different options is discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/134077/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Formation Considerations for Distributed Satellite SAR Systems
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Kraus, ThomasT.Kraus (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9486-7371
Krieger, GerhardGerhard.Krieger (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4548-0285
Bachmann, MarkusMarkus.Bachmann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6028-4303
Moreira, AlbertoAlberto.Moreira (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3436-9653
Date:April 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, EUSAR
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:SAR, formation flight, distributed satellite systems, distributed SAR
Event Title:European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
Event Location:Leipzig, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2021-03-29 - 2021-04-01
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
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Controlling HR
Deposited By: Kraus, Thomas
Deposited On:17 Feb 2020 11:30
Last Modified:12 Nov 2020 10:40

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