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Passive Interferometric Ocean Currents Observation Synthetic Aperture Radar (PICOSAR)

Börner, Thomas and López Dekker, Paco and Krieger, Gerhard and Bachmann, Markus and Müller, Hartmut and Moreira, Alberto (2013) Passive Interferometric Ocean Currents Observation Synthetic Aperture Radar (PICOSAR). 9th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, 2013-04-08 - 2013-04-12, Berlin, Germany.

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Abstract

This paper describes PICOSAR (Passive Interferometric ocean Currents Observation Synthetic Aperture Radar), a concept consisting of two small, low-cost and low power spacecraft carrying a passive, receive-only SAR payload. PICOSAR enhances the functionality of a full SAR system such as Sentinel-1 or TerraSAR-X by adding a unique along-track interferometer dedicated to ocean surface current measurements. The passive nature of this system and the focus on a single application and single operation mode allows the implementation of PICOSAR using a very cost effective payload design and the use of a compact and low-cost micro-satellite bus. Besides the clear scientific value of PICOSAR, it would also foster the development of several key technologies: micro-satellite architectures, autonomous formation flying, and multi-static SAR constellations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/85326/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Passive Interferometric Ocean Currents Observation Synthetic Aperture Radar (PICOSAR)
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Börner, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
López Dekker, PacoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bachmann, MarkusUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Müller, HartmutUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Moreira, AlbertoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:11 April 2013
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-8
Status:Published
Keywords:SAR, mission, passive, interferometry, multi-static, receive-only, PICOSAR, formation, satellite, ocean currents
Event Title:9th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation
Event Location:Berlin, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2013-04-08 - 2013-04-12
Organizer:Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben SAR-Expert-Support-Lab
Location: Bremen , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Deposited By: Börner, Dr.rer.nat. Thomas
Deposited On:13 Nov 2013 16:38
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:42

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