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A Golden Age for Spaceborne SAR Systems

Moreira, Alberto (2014) A Golden Age for Spaceborne SAR Systems. In: Proceedings of International Conference Microwave and Radar Week (MRW), pp. 1-4. International Conference Microwave and Radar Week (MRW), 2014-06-16 - 2014-06-18, Gdańsk, Poland.

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Abstract

Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is the only imaging sensor technology that can provide all-weather, day-and-night and high-resolution images on a global scale. Today, SAR data are used for a multitude of applications ranging from geoscience and climate change research, environmental monitoring, 2-D and 3-D mapping, change detection, 4-D mapping (space and time), security-related applications up to planetary exploration. With the launch of the SAR satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X, COSMO-SkyMed constellation, Radarsat-2 as well as Sentinel-1a a new class of SAR satellites was introduced providing images with resolution in the meter regime. A paradigm shift is however taking place in spaceborne SAR systems. By means of the development of new digital beamforming and waveform diversity technologies in combination with large reflector antennas, future SAR systems will outperform the imaging capacity of current systems by at least one order of magnitude. This paper will provide an overview of the state of the art in spaceborne SAR technologies and applications, and will describe the innovative techniques and technologies that will shape its future development.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/90716/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Keynote)
Title:A Golden Age for Spaceborne SAR Systems
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Moreira, AlbertoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:17 June 2014
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of International Conference Microwave and Radar Week (MRW)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-4
Status:Published
Keywords:Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Spaceborne SAR, Interferometry, Polarimetry, Tomography, Digital Beamforming, Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
Event Title:International Conference Microwave and Radar Week (MRW)
Event Location:Gdańsk, Poland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2014-06-16 - 2014-06-18
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 - Projekt TanDEM-X
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute
Deposited By: Fischer, Jens
Deposited On:26 Sep 2014 09:04
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:48

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