Surface current measurements by spaceborne along-track inSAR -terraSAR-X, tanDEM-X, and future systems

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Abstract

Within 28 years since the first demonstration of ocean current measurements by along-track interferometric synthetic aperture radar (along-track InSAR) and almost eight years since the launch of TerraSAR-X, the first satellite with experimental along-track interferometry (ATI) capabilities, a number of interesting ATI experiments and theoretical studies have been carried out, and we have learned a lot about properties of ATI data, optimal processing techniques, and the dependence of the quality of ATI-derived current fields on instrument parameters such as InSAR time lag and incidence angle. This paper gives an overview of some ATI achievements of TerraSAR-X and the twosatellite formation TanDEM-X and discusses the potential capabilities of dedicated InSAR satellites for ocean applications that may be launched within the coming years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE/OES 11th Current, Waves and Turbulence Measurement, CWTM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479984190
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 29 2015
Event2015 11th IEEE/OES Current, Waves and Turbulence Measurement, CWTM 2015 - St. Petersburg, United States
Duration: Mar 2 2015Mar 6 2015

Other

Other2015 11th IEEE/OES Current, Waves and Turbulence Measurement, CWTM 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Petersburg
Period3/2/153/6/15

Keywords

  • ocean currents
  • radar
  • remote sensing
  • satellites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Instrumentation

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    Romeiser, R. (2015). Surface current measurements by spaceborne along-track inSAR -terraSAR-X, tanDEM-X, and future systems. In 2015 IEEE/OES 11th Current, Waves and Turbulence Measurement, CWTM 2015 [7098097] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CWTM.2015.7098097