Interferometric Ka-Band SAR with DBF Capability

Conference: EUSAR 2012 - 9th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
04/23/2012 - 04/26/2012 at Nuremberg, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2012

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Schaefer, Christoph (Astrium GmbH, Germany)
López-Dekker, Paco (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany)

An interferometric SAR (InSAR) Ka-band instrument is presently being studied under ESA contract. At Ka-band, a single-pass single-platform interferometric SAR instrument with Digital Elevation Map performance at HRTI-3 standard level seems feasible. An architecture developed under this contract is described. It depends heavily on the digital beam forming techniques SCORE and MAPS. Design considerations and InSAR performances are reported.