ECOSAR: P-Band Digital Beamforming Polarimetric and Single Pass Interferometric SAR: Instrument Performance

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

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2016

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Rincon, Rafael F. (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA)
Fatoyinbo, Temilola; Osmanoglu, Batuham; Ranson, K. Jon; Bollian, Tobias (USRA/NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA)
Lee, Seungkuk (USRA/NASA/GSFC, USA)
Sun, Guoqing (UMBC/NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA)

The EcoSAR beamforming synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is a state-of-the-art airborne instrument developed for the measurement of ecosystem structure and biomass. The instrument operates at a center frequency of 435 MHz (P-band) and uses a multi-channel reconfigurable radar architecture to implement fully polarimetric and "single pass" interferometric measurements of the Earth surface. The instrument conducted its first flight campaign over areas of Bahamas and Costa Rica in March 2014. During the campaign the radar operated in several experimental modes, acquiring a comprehensive data set for instrument performance analysis and science retrievals.