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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 Moreira, Alberto and Müller, Hartmut (2014) Passive Interferometric Ocean Currents Observation Synthetic Aperture Radar (PICOSAR). In: Small Satellites for Earth Observation - Missions & Technologies, Operational Responsive Space, Commercial Constellations IAA Book Series, 1 (4). International Academy of Astronatics (IAA). pp. 53-60. ISBN 978-2-917761-32-8.

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Abstract

This chapter 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/90717/
Document Type:Book Section
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
Moreira, AlbertoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Müller, HartmutUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Journal or Publication Title:Small Satellites for Earth Observation - Missions & Technologies, Operational Responsive Space, Commercial Constellations
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:1
Page Range:pp. 53-60
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Sandau, RainerInternational Academy of Astronautics, Berlin, Germany
Röser, Hans-PeterUniversität Stuttgart, Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme, Germany
Valenzuela, ArnoldoMedia Lario International, Bosisio Parini, Italy
Publisher:International Academy of Astronatics (IAA)
Series Name:IAA Book Series
ISBN:978-2-917761-32-8
Status:Published
Keywords:SAR, mission, passive, interferometry, multi-static, receive-only, PICOSAR, formation, satellite, ocean currents
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:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Institute of Space Systems
Deposited By: Börner, Dr.rer.nat. Thomas
Deposited On:26 Sep 2014 09:07
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:48

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