SAR Performance of TerraSAR-X Mission with Two Satellites

Conference: EUSAR 2010 - 8th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/07/2010 - 06/10/2010 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2010

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Bräutigam, Benjamin; Rizzoli, Paola; González, Carolina; Polimeni, Donata; Schrank, Dirk; Schwerdt, Marco (Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)

TerraSAR-X is a satellite mission for scientific and commercial applications providing a multitude of SAR products of high accuracy and reliability. The instrument and SAR performance have been successfully verified in the commissioning phase and are monitored since start of the operational phase. This paper presents the results of the performance supervision over time, and confirms the stability of the excellent image quality delivered in the TerraSAR-X mission. It also describes the efforts to acquire images for the TerraSAR-X mission with the future TanDEM-X satellite and to preserve its excellent performance.