Tandem-L: Science requirements and mission concept

Irena Hajnsek, Masanobu Shimada, Michael Eineder, Kostas Papathanassiou, Takeshi Motohka, Manabu Watanabe, Masato Ohki, Francesco De Zan, Paco Lopez-Dekker, Gerhard Krieger, Alberto Moreira

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In this paper the science requirements for the mapping of dynamic processes on the Earth surfaces is presented. From the science requirements and the need of a regular and continuous global surface cover for most of the applications a dedicated mission concept has been developed. The presented results are a summary of pre-phase A mission study that is performed in a bilateral cooperation between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Tandem-L is an innovative mission proposal that will provide a unique, world-wide database for a better understanding of the Earth system dynamics in important research and societal relevant fields, as well as enabling a multitude of innovative applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, EUSAR 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783800736072
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 Jun 20145 Jun 2014
Conference number: 10


Conference10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
Abbreviated titleEUSAR 2014

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