3-D SAR Imaging of African Forests: Results from the AfriSAR Campaign at P- and L-Band

Konferenz: EUSAR 2016 - 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 in Hamburg, Germany

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2016

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Hajnsek, Irena (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwave and Radar Institute, Wessling, Germany & ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland)
Pardini, Matteo; Horn, Ralf; Scheiber, Rolf; Jaeger, Marc; Keller, Martin; Gesswein, Daniel; Papathanassiou, Kostas; Reigber, Andreas (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwave and Radar Institute, Wessling, Germany)

AfriSAR is an ESA-funded airborne P-band SAR campaign over the African tropical forests of Gabon that was carried out by ONERA (July 2015) and DLR (February 2016) in support of the development of the geophysical algorithms of the future BIOMASS mission. In addition, DLR will complement the P-band data set with L-band over the same sites. Both data sets will be constituted by properly designed multibaseline fully polarimetric acquisitions allowing the inversion of key forest vertical structure-based parameters, like e.g. forest height and high resolution reflectivity profiles. A first processing result of the acquired data and parameter inversion is shown in this paper at both frequencies.