Compact Polarimetric Observation using Phased Array Antenna and Its Case Study for PALSAR

Konferenz: EUSAR 2008 - 7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
02.06.2008 - 05.06.2008 in Friedrichshafen, Germany

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2008

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Fujimura, Takashi; Kimura, Tsunekazu (Guidance and Electro-Optics Division, NEC Corporation, Nisshin-cho 1-10, Fuchu, Tokyo, 183-8501, Japan)

This paper presents the study of compact polarimetric (CP) mode for SAR using the phased array antenna. CP mode can be realized without a special mechanism, only with two separate parts of the antenna in elevation which transmits different polarization respectively. The reconstruction algorithm processes the change of the phase between H- and V-polarizations. And the case study shows the feasibility, examples of the operation and the possible performance of CP mode using ALOS/PALSAR on orbit.