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TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Mission and CalVal Status with a focus on rainforest acquisitions for LTSM

Klenk, Patrick and Schmidt, Kersten and Kraus, Thomas and Bachmann, Markus and Schwerdt, Marco (2022) TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Mission and CalVal Status with a focus on rainforest acquisitions for LTSM. In: CEOS SAR WORKSHOP. CEOS SAR Workshop on Calibration and Validation (CEOS SAR CalVal), 2022-10-18 - 2022-10-21, Montreal, Canada.

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After more than a decade of successful radar operations in space, the German twin radar satellites TerraSAR-X (TSX) and TanDEM-X (TDX) continue to deliver SAR products at their well-known excellent image quality, despite the advanced age of both instruments. This high level of data quality relies on a continuous monitoring of the instrument health based on dedicated long-term system monitoring (LTSM) data acquisitions over both natural distributed and man-made point targets. In the first part of this presentation we give an overview of the TSX/TDX mission status, discuss instrument health, the current calibration status and give an outlook on the planning of the upcoming mission phases. In support of the ongoing discussion on requirements of natural distributed targets for usage in SAR system calibration we then focus on the long-term system monitoring time series of data acquired over the Amazon rainforest for monitoring both missions' RF frontend performance. We discuss sources of observable variation in these data sets and illustrate potential pitfalls when selecting data suitable for monitoring the calibration state of a SAR system.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/193690/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Mission and CalVal Status with a focus on rainforest acquisitions for LTSM
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Klenk, PatrickUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8284-2265UNSPECIFIED
Schmidt, KerstenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7896-908XUNSPECIFIED
Kraus, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9486-7371UNSPECIFIED
Bachmann, MarkusUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6028-4303UNSPECIFIED
Schwerdt, MarcoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0045-3726UNSPECIFIED
Date:18 October 2022
Journal or Publication Title:CEOS SAR WORKSHOP
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Keywords:SAR Calibration, Current SAR Missions, TanDEM-X, TerraSAR-X, Calibration Status, CEOS, natural targets, Amazon rainforest, homogeneous targets
Event Title:CEOS SAR Workshop on Calibration and Validation (CEOS SAR CalVal)
Event Location:Montreal, Canada
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2022-10-18 - 2022-10-21
Organizer:CEOS SAR Working Group on Calibration and Validation, Synthetic Aperture Radar Subgroup
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 - SAR missions
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Deposited By: Klenk, Dr. Patrick
Deposited On:01 Feb 2023 14:32
Last Modified:01 Feb 2023 14:32

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