Focused SAR Processing for Radio Echo Sounder Data

Conference: EUSAR 2006 - 6th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
05/16/2006 - 05/18/2006 at Dresden, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2006

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Hélière, Florence (Hélière Consultant, Wassenaar – NL)
Corr, Hugh (British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road - Cambridge CB3 0ET – UK)
Lin, Chung-Chi (Martin Suess, European Space Agency, ESTEC Keplerlaan 1 - 2201AZ Noordwijk – NL)

This paper provides details of an algorithm developed by ESA to decrease the impact of Clutter on Radar Echo Sounder data. The algorithm has resulted in a significant improvement in the effective system performance of data acquired by the British Antarctic Survey over Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica. First impressive results show the hidden bedrock after SAR processing under 2 km depth. A high benefit is expected for such a technique for current and future sounding missions.