TanDEM-X Performance: Impact on Acquisition Planning Optimization

Kraus T, Bachmann M, Rizzoli P, Bräutigam B, Krieger G (2012)

Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2012

Edited Volumes: Proceedings International Radar Symposium

Pages Range: 371-375

Conference Proceedings Title: International Radar Symposium (IRS)

Event location: Warsaw PL

ISBN: 9781457718359

URI: https://elib.dlr.de/75406/

DOI: 10.1109/IRS.2012.6233349


The primary goal of the TanDEM-X mission is the generation of a global high-resolution digital elevation model (DEM) with single-pass SAR interferometry. In order to satisfy the mission requirements, ground areas will be mapped at least twice. For mountainous areas even more acquisitions are foreseen. The first global acquisition allows for the generation of an intermediate DEM. Moreover, it provides a global set of performance parameters, which are helpful for the optimization of the acquisition strategy for the second mapping. In this paper the interferometric performance status of the TanDEM-X mission is discussed, focusing on the relative height error. Some results of dedicated performance analysis are shown and the impact on the acquisition strategy and geometry for the second global coverage is derived. © 2012 IEEE.

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Kraus, T., Bachmann, M., Rizzoli, P., Bräutigam, B., & Krieger, G. (2012). TanDEM-X Performance: Impact on Acquisition Planning Optimization. In International Radar Symposium (IRS) (pp. 371-375). Warsaw, PL.


Kraus, T., et al. "TanDEM-X Performance: Impact on Acquisition Planning Optimization." Proceedings of the 2012 13th International Radar Symposium, IRS-2012, Warsaw 2012. 371-375.

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