TOPS Sentinel-1 and TerraSAR-X Processor Comparison based on Simulated Data

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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Mittermayer, Josef; Prats, Pau; Sauer, S. (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)
D’Aria, Davide; Piantanida, Riccardo; Guarnieri, Andrea Monti (ARESYS s.r.l., a POLIMI spin-off, Via Bistolfi 49, 20134 Milano, Italy)
Attema, Evert; Snoeij, Paul (ESA/ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk ZH, The Netherlands)

The paper reports about the comparison of the Sentinel-1 Prototype TOPS Processor with the Experimental TerraSAR-X TOPS processor. The comparison is based on simulated raw data generated from TerraSAR-X and Sentinel-1 parameter scenarios. Fundamental impulse response parameters were investigated in point target scenarios. Scenarios with point targets on top a noise floor allowed for comparison of burst images by means of a cross-interferogram. The comparison shows good accordance between the processing results from both processors.