Gapless Imaging with the NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) Mission: Challenges and Opportunities of Staggered SAR

Conference contribution


Publication Details

Author(s): Villano M, Pinheiro M, Krieger G, Moreira A, Rosen PA, Hensley S, Veeramachaneni C
Editor(s): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 2018-June
Conference Proceedings Title: European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
Pages range: 200-205
ISBN: 9783800746361
ISSN: 2197-4403


Abstract

The NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) is a science and applications mission that will map the Earth's surface every 12 days by using a reflector-feed system with scan-on-receive (“SweepSAR”) capability. Gapless imaging of a swath of over 240 km at fine resolution, however, requires staggered SAR operation of the radar instrument, i.e., continuous variation of the pulse repetition interval (PRI). While NISAR presents a challenge in that the system's size is constrained by available resources, and it is planned to operate with lower pulse rate than would be optimum, interesting opportunities arise from subaperture processing and adaptive spectral estimation techniques that greatly improve the image quality at the cost of modestly more computationally intensive image processing.


Additional Organisation
Professur für Kognitive Radarsysteme für die Fernerkundung


External institutions with authors

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory


How to cite

APA:
Villano, M., Pinheiro, M., Krieger, G., Moreira, A., Rosen, P.A., Hensley, S., & Veeramachaneni, C. (2018). Gapless Imaging with the NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) Mission: Challenges and Opportunities of Staggered SAR. In Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (Eds.), European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR) (pp. 200-205). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

MLA:
Villano, Michelangelo, et al. "Gapless Imaging with the NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) Mission: Challenges and Opportunities of Staggered SAR." Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, EUSAR 2018 Ed. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. 200-205.

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