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The TerraSAR-X Ground Segment

Buckreuss, Stefan and Schättler, Birgit (2010) The TerraSAR-X Ground Segment. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48 (2), pp. 623-632. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. ISSN 0196-2892.

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TerraSAR-X, the first national German remote sensing satellite, was launched June 15th, 2007. It carries an X-band high-resolution synthetic aperture radar instrument featuring imaging modes like StripMap, ScanSAR, and, particularly SpotLight in a variety of different polarization modes. Primary mission goal is the provision of both science and commercial users with a variety of products from advanced SAR modes. The TerraSAR-X Ground Segment, which is provided by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), constitutes the central element for controlling and operating the TerraSAR-X satellite, for calibrating its SAR instrument, and for archiving the SAR data as well as generating and distributing the basic data products. This paper depicts the ground segment layout and describes its major elements. The ordering and product generation workflow is presented. It introduces the applied pre-launch integration, testing, verification and validation approach, a major key to the completion not only of the SAR technical verification program but also the operational qualification of the ground segment itself within the commissioning phase.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/58395/
Document Type:Article
Title:The TerraSAR-X Ground Segment
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:February 2010
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 623-632
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Publisher:IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Series Name:IEEE Transactions On Geoscience And Remote Sensing
Keywords:TerraSAR-X, synthetic aperture radar, ground segment, remote sensing
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Projekt TerraSAR-X Kalibration und Projektunterstützung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Deposited By: Buckreuss, Dr.-Ing. Stefan
Deposited On:24 Mar 2009
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:33

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