Spaceborne Bi- and Multistatic SAR: Potential and Challenges

Krieger G, Moreira A (2006)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2006


Publisher: IEE

Book Volume: 153

Pages Range: 184-198

Journal Issue: 3


DOI: 10.1049/ip-rsn:20045111


Bi- and multistatic synthetic aperture radar (SAR) operates with distinct transmit and receive antennas that are mounted on separate platforms. Such a spatial separation has several operational advantages, which will increase the capability, reliability and flexibility of future SAR missions. Various spaceborne bi- and multistatic SAR configurations are introduced, and their potential for different applications such as frequent monitoring, wide-swath imaging, scene classification, single pass cross-track interferometry and resolution enhancement is compared. Furthermore, some major challenges such as phase and time synchronisation, bi- and multistatic SAR processing, satellite orbit selection and relative position sensing are addressed. © The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2006.

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Krieger, G., & Moreira, A. (2006). Spaceborne Bi- and Multistatic SAR: Potential and Challenges. IEE P-RADAR SON NAV , 153(3), 184-198.


Krieger, Gerhard, and Alberto Moreira. "Spaceborne Bi- and Multistatic SAR: Potential and Challenges." IEE P-RADAR SON NAV 153.3 (2006): 184-198.

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