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The TanDEM-X Mission Phases - Ten Years of Bistatic Acquisition and Formation Planning

Bachmann, Markus and Kraus, Thomas and Bojarski, Allan and Schandri, Maximilian and Böer, Johannes and Busche, Thomas Edmund and Bueso Bello, Jose Luis and Grigorov, Christo and Steinbrecher, Ulrich and Buckreuss, Stefan and Krieger, Gerhard and Zink, Manfred (2021) The TanDEM-X Mission Phases - Ten Years of Bistatic Acquisition and Formation Planning. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (14), pp. 3504-3518. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2021.3065446. ISSN 1939-1404.

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TanDEM-X is a formation flying interferometer consisting of two SAR satellites. Together they acquire bistatic SAR data of the Earth in order to generate a global Digital Elevation Model as well as individual scientific interferometric data sets on user request. This paper gives an overview about ten years of acquisition and formation planning for the TanDEM-X mission. This planning on the one hand includes the derivation of the formation, i.e. the 3D distance between both satellites in orbit. On the other hand it needs to consider the regions of interest and the mission, satellite, and instrument constraints in order to effectively plan the bistatic acquisitions. During the ten years in operation TanDEM-X successfully completed various mission goals during dedicated mission phases. All these phases, their characteristics as well as the scientific and commercial outcome are described in detail.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/141471/
Document Type:Article
Title:The TanDEM-X Mission Phases - Ten Years of Bistatic Acquisition and Formation Planning
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Bachmann, MarkusUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6028-4303UNSPECIFIED
Kraus, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9486-7371UNSPECIFIED
Bojarski, AllanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6729-6665UNSPECIFIED
Böer, JohannesUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0992-7032UNSPECIFIED
Bueso Bello, Jose LuisUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3464-2186UNSPECIFIED
Grigorov, ChristoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1501-1469UNSPECIFIED
Steinbrecher, UlrichUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3704-3886UNSPECIFIED
Buckreuss, StefanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8458-7931UNSPECIFIED
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4548-0285UNSPECIFIED
Zink, ManfredUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4308-5636UNSPECIFIED
Date:12 March 2021
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 3504-3518
Publisher:IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Keywords:TanDEM-X, Digital Elevation Model, Acquisition Planning, Formation, Global DEM, Mission Phases
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
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Bachmann, Markus
Deposited On:23 Mar 2021 12:35
Last Modified:05 Dec 2023 07:38

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