SESAME: A single-pass interferometric Sentinel-1 companion SAR mission for monitoring geo- and biosphere dynamics
Paper i proceeding, 2017

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.

remote sensing by radar

forestry

spaceborne radar

surface topography

synthetic aperture radar

radar interferometry

Författare

Helmut Rott

University of Innsbruck

ENVEO-Environmental Earth Observation Information Technology GmbH

Paco Lopez-Dekker

Technische Universiteit Delft

Svein Solberg

Norsk institutt for bioøkonomi (NIBIO)

Lars Ulander

Mikrovågs- och optisk fjärranalys

Thomas Nagler

ENVEO-Environmental Earth Observation Information Technology GmbH

Gerhard Krieger

Deutsches Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

Pau Prats

Deutsches Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

Marc Rodriguez

Deutsches Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

Mariantonietta Zonno

Deutsches Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

Alberto Moreira

Deutsches Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

107-110 8126905

37th Annual IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2017
Fort Worth, USA,

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Ämneskategorier

Fjärranalysteknik

Elektroteknik och elektronik

DOI

10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8126905