The BIOMASS Ground Processor Prototype: An Overview

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

Proceedings: EUSAR 2018

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Prats-Iraola, Pau; Papathanassiou, Kostas; Kim, Jun Su; Rodriguez-Cassola, Marc; Jaeger, Marc; Scheiber, Rolf; Pinheiro, Muriel; Yague-Martinez, Nestor; Nannini, Matteo; Gracheva, Valeria; Moreira, Alberto (German Aerospace Center, DLR, Germany)
D'Aria, Davide; Piantanida, Riccardo; Valentino, Antonio; Giudici, Davide (Aresys S.r.l., Italy)
Guardabrazo, Tomas (Deimos Space, Spain)

This paper presents an overview of the Ground Processor Prototype (GPP) being developed in the frame of ESA’s Earth Explorer BIOMASS mission. In the first part of the paper, the main challenges to be addressed by the GPP are addressed, namely, the ionosphere, the radio-frequency interferences and the system and data calibration, together with the envisaged solutions. The second part presents an overview of the GPP architectural design.