External Radiometric Calibration and Characterization of PAZ. First results of Commissioning Phase

Conference: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/04/2018 - 06/07/2018 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2018

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Cuerda Munoz, Juan Manuel; Garcia Rodriguez, Marcos; Gonzalez Bonilla, Maria Jose; Casal Vazquez, Nuria; Cifuentes Revenga, Patricia (ISDEFE as external consultant for INTA, Spain)

PAZ was launched on February 2018 from Vandenberg (California). External Radiometric activities during Commissioning Phase have been designed to provide the absolute calibration factor for all imaging modes of PAZ and to allow system characterization in terms of NESZ, Radiometric Resolution, Impulse Response and Radiometric Accuracy. These activities are under INTA CALVAL Centre responsibility at PAZ Ground Segment. In this paper, a description of activities for calibration and characterization, tools and equipment developed and first results for systematic point and distributed target analysis of Commissioning Phase data takes will be shown.