Performance Requirements for Correction of Ionospheric Signals in L-band SAR 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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Meyer, Franz (Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 903 Koyukuk Dr., Fairbanks, Alaska, 99775, USA)

This paper presents performance requirements for the correction of ionospheric effects in L-band SAR data. The proposed requirements describe the correction quality that is required for L-band SAR data to meet the calibration specifications and maintain full performance during all ionospheric conditions. The proposed requirements can serve as a benchmark for a performance assessment of ionospheric correction methods and will help defining their suitability for operational implementation. Requirements are determined for SAR polarimetry, SAR imaging, SAR interferometry, and ionospheric research.