Advanced Concepts for High-Resolution Wide-Swath SAR Imaging

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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Krieger, G.; Younis, M.; Gebert, N.; Huber, S.; Bordoni, F.; Patyuchenko, A.; Moreira, A. (Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)

This paper reviews advanced multi-channel SAR system concepts for the imaging of wide swaths with high resolution. Several novel system architectures employing both direct radiating arrays and reflector antennas fed by a digital array are introduced and compared to each other with regard to their imaging performance. In addition, innovative SAR imaging modes are proposed which enable the mapping of ultra-wide swaths with high azimuth resolution. The new techniques and technologies have the potential to enhance the imaging performance of future SAR systems by one order of magnitude if compared to state of the art SAR sensors like TerraSAR-X, ALOS, Radarsat-2 or Sentinel-1.