ALOS-Next/TanDEM-L: A highly innovative SAR mission for global observation of dynamic processes on the earth's surface

Alberto Moreira, Gerhard Krieger, Irena Hajnsek, Kostas Papathanassiou, Marwan Younis, Paco Lopez Dekker, Sigurd Huber, Michael Eineder, Masanobu Shimada, Takeshi Motohka, Manabu Watanabe, Masato Ohki, Akihisa Uematsu, Satoru Ozawa

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Abstract

ALOS-Next/Tandem-L is a proposal for a highly innovative L-band SAR satellite mission for the global observation of dynamic processes on the Earth's surface with hitherto unparalleled quality and resolution. It is based on a collaboration between DLR and JAXA which started with a pre-phase A study in 2013 and is currently undergoing a phase A study. Thanks to the novel imaging techniques and the vast recording capacity with up to 8 Tbytes/day, it will provide vital information for solving pressing scientific questions in the biosphere, geosphere, cryosphere, and hydrosphere. By this, the new L-band SAR mission will make an essential contribution for a better understanding of the Earth system and its dynamics. ALOS-Next/Tandem-L will, moreover, open new opportunities for risk analysis, disaster management and environmental monitoring by employing especially designed acquisition modes and techniques in combination with a reconfigurable tandem satellite configuration and an L-band SAR instrument with advanced digital beamforming techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1253-1256
Number of pages4
Volume2015-November
ISBN (Electronic)9781479979295
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 IEEE international geoscience and remote sensing symposium, IGARSS 2015, Milan, Italy - Piscataway, NJ, USA, Milan, Italy
Duration: 26 Jul 201531 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference2015 IEEE international geoscience and remote sensing symposium, IGARSS 2015, Milan, Italy
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period26/07/1531/07/15

Keywords

  • Bistatic Radar
  • Digital Beamforming
  • Geosciences and Remote Sensing
  • Interferometry
  • Polarimetry
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  • Tomography

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    Moreira, A., Krieger, G., Hajnsek, I., Papathanassiou, K., Younis, M., Lopez Dekker, P., Huber, S., Eineder, M., Shimada, M., Motohka, T., Watanabe, M., Ohki, M., Uematsu, A., & Ozawa, S. (2015). ALOS-Next/TanDEM-L: A highly innovative SAR mission for global observation of dynamic processes on the earth's surface. In 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2015 - Proceedings (Vol. 2015-November, pp. 1253-1256). [7326001] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7326001