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Interferometric baseline design and performance evaluation for 3-dimensional formation flying SAR satellites system
Author(s): Jie Chen; Huaping Xu; Yinqing Zhou; Chunsheng Li
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Paper Abstract

The orbital elements determination method for 3-demensional Formation-flying SAR satellites system is developed, basing on the closed form solution to the free orbit movements acquired from Kepler's equation. The quantificational relationship between the interferometric baseline, the orbital elements and formation configuration parameters is induced. The general baseline design approach is proposed, basing on the analysis of critical space baseline and critical time baseline. Typical configurations are selected for the L-band FF-SAR satellite systems, including circular configuration, circular horizontal projection configuration and linear horizontal projection. The efficiency of the baseline design technique is validated by the computer simulation results with measurement accuracy of terrain height and velocity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5985, International Conference on Space Information Technology, 598523 (4 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.657418
Show Author Affiliations
Jie Chen, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Huaping Xu, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Yinqing Zhou, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Chunsheng Li, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5985:
International Conference on Space Information Technology
Cheng Wang; Shan Zhong; Xiulin Hu, Editor(s)

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