Tandem-L: Main results of the phase a feasibility study

G. Krieger, A. Moreira, M. Zink, I. Hajnsek, S. Huber, M. Villano, K. Papathanassiou, M. Younis, P. Lopez Dekker, M. Pardini, D. Schulze, M. Bachmann, D. Borla Tridon, J. Reimann, B. Brautigam, U. Steinbrecher, C. Tienda, M. Sanjuan Ferrer, M. Zonno, M. EinederF. De Zan, A. Parizzi, T. Fritz, E. Diedrich, E. Maurer, R. Munzenmayer, B. Grafmuller, R. Wolters, F. Te Hennepe, R. Ernst, C. Bewick

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Tandem-L is a highly innovative SAR satellite mission for the global observation of dynamic processes on the Earth's surface with hitherto unknown quality and resolution. Thanks to its novel imaging techniques and its unprecedented acquisition capacity, Tandem-L will deliver urgently needed information for the solution of pressing scientific questions in the areas of the biosphere, geosphere, cryosphere and hydrosphere. The feasibility of Tandem-L has been analyzed and confirmed in the scope of a phase A study, which has been conducted in close cooperation between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German space industry. This paper provides an overview of the Tandem-L mission concept and summarizes the actual development status.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2016 - Proceedings
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509033324
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event36th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Beijing, China
Duration: 10 Jul 201615 Jul 2016
Conference number: 36


Conference36th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2016


  • digital beamforming
  • dynamic processes
  • Earth system
  • high-resolution wide-swath SAR imaging
  • polarimetry
  • SAR interferometry
  • tomography


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