TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X System Status and System Response to Solar Related Events

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

Proceedings: EUSAR 2018

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Bojarski, Allan; Bachmann, Markus; Steinbrecher, Ulrich; Ramon, Nuria Tous; Boeer, Johannes; Zink, Manfred (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute, Germany)

The SAR satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X are operated to acquire high-resolution SAR images for scientific and commercial applications as well as a high precision digital elevation model (DEM). In order to assure the expected quality of those products and to monitor the performance of the SAR systems, long-term system monitoring (LTSM) is performed for the critical system parameters. Stimulated by this monitoring, studies are made to understand the correlation of on-board system responses with dedicated space events. This paper presents the current status of the two satellites and the results of the correlations studies.