Wavemill Proof-of-Concept Campaign. Processing Algorithms and Results

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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Yague-Martinez, Nestor; Márquez, José (Starlab Barcelona SL, Spain)
Cohen, Martin; Lancashire, Dave (EADS Astrium Ltd, United Kingdom)
Buck, Christopher (European Space Agency / ESTEC, Netherlands)

Wavemill is an interferometric SAR system concept for an instrument intended for measuring the ocean surface currents and mapping its surface topography. The outcome of the Wavemill feasibility study promoted by ESA was very promising. The purpose of the Wavemill Proof-of-Concept Campaign is to demonstrate the feasibility of the Wavemill concept by flying an interferometric airborne SAR instrument with squinted beams. This paper gives an overview of the needed SAR and InSAR algorithms to process the data and some preliminary results of the campaign.