SESAME: A single-pass interferometric SEntinel-1 companion SAR mission for monitoring GEO- and biosphere dynamics

Helmut Rott, Paco Lopez-Dekker, Svein Solberg, Lars Ulander, Thomas Nagler, Gerhard Krieger, Pau Prats-Iraola, Marc Rodriguez-Cassola, Mariantonietta Zonno, Alberto Moreira

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Abstract

SESAME (SEntinel-1 SAR companion Multistatic Explorer) is a passive SAR satellite mission proposed for the ESA Earth Explorer Program. SESAME comprises two receive-only C-band SAR satellites flying in close formation to build a single-pass SAR interferometer (SP-InSAR) using the active signal of the European Sentinel-1 satellite. The SESAME mission addresses applications in geoscience and climate research that require repeat measurements of high precision elevation data over land surfaces including ice covered areas and forests, exploiting the SP-InSAR and multistatic observation geometry of the satellite formation. The objectives, the measurement approach and geo-biophysical products of the mission are described.

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)
Pages107-110
Number of pages4
Volume2017-July
ISBN (Electronic)9781509049516
DOIs
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
http://www.igarss2017.org/

Conference

Conference37th Annual IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2017
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth
Period23/07/1728/07/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • forest biomass
  • glacier mass balance
  • landslides
  • SAR interferometry
  • Sentinel-1
  • surface topography

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