Radar interferometry vs. Sonar interferometry

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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Sintes, Christophe; Garello, René (GET ENST-Bretagne, B.P 832, 29285 BREST cedex, France)
Nicolas, Jean Marie (GET Telecom Paris, 46 rue Barrault, 75634 PARIS Cedex 13, France)

This paper is an attempt to compare two interferometric processings. The first one is applied to traditional spaceborne radar (SAR) and the second on recent interferometric sonar data. Few comparisons between those techniques have already been made, despite the fact that they share many similar principles, only a. Thus, the key idea of this article is to present both techniques with assets, drawbacks and specific “tricks” used in data processing. The first part introduces briefly both sensors and compares signal and processing techniques used for both of them. The second part deals with interferometry, and more precisely with underwater and satellite interferometry. Then a noise-pollution analysis is performed on both techniques followed by bias removal methods for getting interferometric information. The conclusion summarizes the similarities between sonar & radar processing, pointing at the techniques that can applied to both.