Biomass End-to-End mission performance assessment

Paco Lopez-Dekker*, Jose A. Garcia, Francesco De Zan, Thomas Borner, Marwan Younis, Kostas Papathanassiou, Tomas Guardabrazo, Valerie Bourlon, Sophie Ramongassie, Nicolas Taveneau, Lars Ulander, Daniel Murdin, Neil Rogers, Shaun Quegan, Raffaella Franco

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This paper provides an overview of the BIOMASS Mission End-to-End simulator (BEES) and of the mission performance analysis performed with it. The end-to-end performance, in terms of biomass estimates error, is close to the 20% error goal set for the mission. The main sources of errors are temporal decorrelation and the limited available bandwidth, while system induced errors have a negligible impact on the final performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIGARSS 2012 - 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventIGARSS 2012 - Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth, Munich, Germany - Piscataway, NJ, USA, Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 Jul 201227 Jul 2012
Conference number: 32


ConferenceIGARSS 2012 - Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth, Munich, Germany
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2012


  • SAR
  • Simulator


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