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KaRIn on SWOT: modeling and simulation of near-nadir Ka-band interferometric SAR images
Author(s): Roger Fjørtoft; Fifamè Koudogbo; Javier Duro; Christian Ruiz; Jean-Marc Gaudin; Alain Mallet; Nadine Pourthie; Christine Lion; Patrick Ordoqui; Alain Arnaud
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Paper Abstract

The principal instrument of the wide-swath altimetry mission SWOT is KaRIn, a Ka-band interferometric SAR system operating on near-nadir swaths on both sides of the satellite track. Due to the short wavelength and particular observation geometry, there are very limited reports on the backscattering from natural surfaces. Simulators that cover both radiometric and geometric aspects are therefore developed in the framework of the CNES phase 0 and A studies of SWOT. This article presents the modeling and simulation approaches that have been adopted, and shows some preliminary simulation results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7826, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV, 782616 (13 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865471
Show Author Affiliations
Roger Fjørtoft, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Fifamè Koudogbo, Altamira Information (Spain)
Javier Duro, Altamira Information (Spain)
Christian Ruiz, CapGemini Sud (France)
Jean-Marc Gaudin, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Alain Mallet, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Nadine Pourthie, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Christine Lion, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Patrick Ordoqui, Altamira Information (Spain)
Alain Arnaud, Altamira Information (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7826:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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