Interferometric Performance of TanDEM-X Global DEM Acquisitions

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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Bräutigam, Benjamin; Martone, Michele; Rizzoli, Paola; Bachmann, Markus; Krieger, Gerhard (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)

TanDEM-X is the first single-pass interferometer consisting of two SAR satellites flying in close formation. The mission acquires bistatic images for generating a global DEM and providing new experimental modes. This paper describes the interferometric performance of the system focusing on key quality parameters of the global DEM data.