Highly Accurate Calibration Target for Multiple Mode SAR Systems

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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Döring, Björn J.; Looser, Philipp; Jirousek, Matthias; Schwerdt, Marco; Peichl, Markus (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)

The product quality with respect to radiometric accuracy of current and future space-borne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems depends on the grade of the utilized external calibration targets. This paper presents the first steps taken in designing and building a highly accurate active target (transponder), which exhibits high radar cross section stability (in the order of a tenth of a decibel) over its lifetime even for future multiple mode SAR systems. Furthermore, the transponder allows the recording of the azimuth pattern and fully sampled pulses.