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: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
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.