CoSAR: Geometrical analysis and image formation assessment

Marc Rodriguez-Cassola, Paco López-Dekker, Pau Prats-Iraola, Francesco De Zan, Gerhard Krieger, Alberto Moreira

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Correlating SAR (CoSAR) is an innovative remote sensing concept which delivers large-scale coverage of ocean surfaces with a high repeat cycle. The main specific measurements provided by CoSAR are estimates of the normalised radar cross section (NRCS), Doppler shifts, and surface topography with higher resolution than microwave radiometers and larger coverage than state-of-The-Art LEO SAR constellations. This paper analyses the specific geometrical characteristics of CoSAR surveys, keeping an eye in the future development of efficient CoSAR image formation approaches. Far from being foreign to SAR, the paper will show that CoSAR image formation can benefit from the available knowledge in efficient bistatic and multistatic SAR image formation approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Electronic)9783800742288
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 6 Jun 20169 Jun 2016
Conference number: 11


Conference11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
Abbreviated titleEUSAR 2016

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