The Potential and Challenges of Polarimetric SAR Interferometry Techniques for Forest Parameter Estimation at P-band

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

Proceedings: EUSAR 2010

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Lee, Seung-Kuk; Kugler, Florian; Hajnsek, Irena; Papathanassiou, Kostas (German Aerospace Center (DLR), microwaves and Radar Institute (HR), Germany)

In this paper we address the potential of Pol-InSAR forest parameter estimation projected onto the future P-band BIOMASS satellite system configuration and mission operation scenario. The impact of system parameters (bandwidth, NESZ and range/azimuth ambiguities) is evaluated and a performance analysis with respect to forest parameter estimation is performed and discussed. The performance analysis is supported and validated by using simulation data sets generated from E-SAR (Experimental Synthetic Aperture Radar) repeat-pass Pol- InSAR experimental data acquired in the frame of recent campaigns. Two campaign data sets (BioSAR 2007 / INDREX-II) have been selected and investigated.