Geometric, Radiometric, Polarimetric and Along-Track Interferometric Calibration of the new F-SAR system of DLR in X-Band

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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Fischer, Jens; Baumgartner, Stefan; Reigber, Andreas; Horn, Ralf; Nottensteiner, Anton; Scheiber, Rolf (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute, D-82230 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)

Since November 2006, DLR operates F-SAR - a new airborne SAR sensor beside its experimental airborne SAR sensor E-SAR. F-SAR is a totally new development utilizing most modern hardware. It is presently operated in X-band and has been supplemented recently being fully polarimetric. F-SAR already accomplished several flights and acquired SAR data in different operation modes, amongst others in along-track-interferometric and full polarimetric mode. Several data takes were acquired at the Kaufbeuren calibration site where eleven permanently deployed corner reflectors are used for calibration. The paper describes the X-band subsystem calibration of F-SAR in geometric, radiometric and polarimetric terms and for along-track interferometry.