SAR Performance Enhancements using Radar Backscatter Map of TerraSAR-X

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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González, Carolina; Bräutigam, Benjamin; Rizzoli, Paola (Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)

Up to now, more than 40000 images have already been acquired and ingested into the radar backscatter map of TerraSAR-X. This X-Band backscatter map is a valuable data base to enhance the performance prediction as well as the commanding optimization for TerraSAR-X and similar missions like TanDEM-X. The emphasis of possible backscatter map applications is put on global ambiguities prediction and optimizations of the setting of the instrument receiver gain and block adaptive quantization (BAQ).