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Current status of the development of an Italian airborne SAR system (MINISAR)
Author(s): Giovanni Alberti; Luigi Citarella; Luca Ciofaniello; Roberto Fusco; Giovanni Galiero; Aurelio Minoliti; Antonio Moccia; Marco Sacchettino; Giuseppe Salzillo
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Paper Abstract

MINISAR is a compact airborne interferometric SAR potentially suitable for many applications but mainly finalized for the production of technical topographic maps and monitoring the evolution of landslides events and assessing their extension and risk area. The program is co-funded by the Italian Ministry for Education, Universities and Research (M.I.U.R.) The hardware consists in an airborne X-band radar, able to obtain a resolution less than a meter (because of a 280 MHz stepped chirp signal) and an altimetric accuracy less than 7 meters. Such an accuracy derives from an equivalent 1.5 meters baseline and the high gain antennas that let MINISAR to use a transmitted power of only 80 W. The system will be mounted on board of a small platform and it is thought to have future development for unmanned platform. Data will be processed using a chirp scaling algorithm in order to obtain the two Single Look Complex (SLC) images which can be then processed to obtain high accuracy Digital Elevation Model (DEM).

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5236, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques VI, (12 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.512224
Show Author Affiliations
Giovanni Alberti, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
Luigi Citarella, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
Luca Ciofaniello, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
Roberto Fusco, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
Giovanni Galiero, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
Aurelio Minoliti, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
Antonio Moccia, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
Marco Sacchettino, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
Giuseppe Salzillo, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5236:
SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques VI
Francesco Posa, Editor(s)

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