Bistatic Experiment Using TerraSAR-X and DLR’s new F-SAR System

Conference: EUSAR 2008 - 7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/02/2008 - 06/05/2008 at Friedrichshafen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2008

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Baumgartner, S. V.; Rodriguez-Cassola, M.; Nottensteiner, A.; Horn, R.; Scheiber, R.; Schwerdt, M.; Steinbrecher, U.; Metzig, R.; Limbach, M.; Mittermayer, J.; Krieger, G.; Moreira, A. (Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Muenchner Strasse 20, 82234 Wessling, GERMANY)

A bistatic X-band experiment was successfully performed early November 2007. TerraSAR-X was used as transmitter and DLR’s new airborne radar system F-SAR, which was programmed to acquire data in a quasicontinuous mode to avoid echo window synchronization issues, was used as bistatic receiver. Precise phase and time referencing between both systems, which is essential for obtaining high resolution SAR images, was derived during the bistatic processing. Hardware setup and performance analyses of the bistatic configuration are presented together with first processing results that verify the predicted synchronization and imaging performance.