End-to-end performance analysis of companion SAR missions

Marc Rodriguez-Cassola, Pau Prats-Iraola, Mariantonietta Zonno, Matteo Nannini, Paco Lopez-Dekker, Bernardo Carnicero-Dominguez, Bjorn Rommen, Alberto Moreira

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Companion SAR missions offer a cost-effective solution to enhance the added value of existing SAR satellites. In particular, they offer new possibilities to extend the observation space and provide one or several single-pass interferometric channels for the acquisitions. The paper aims to provide a description of an end-to-end performance simulation for companion SAR missions, including the evaluation of two exemplary configurations under realistic conditions and with the incorporation of the major error sources affecting these systems. A critical discussion of the results will be included of the final version of the paper drawing from the analysis relevant conclusions for the design of payload and concepts for future companion SAR missions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: International Cooperation for Global Awareness, IGARSS 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509049516
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
Event37th Annual IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2017: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing - Fort Worth, United States
Duration: 23 Jul 201728 Jul 2017
Conference number: 37


Conference37th Annual IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2017
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth
Internet address


  • bistatic SAR
  • companion satellite
  • interferometric SAR (InSAR)
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)

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