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Satellite SAR Geocoding For Earth Mapping
Author(s): R. Winter; W Markwitz; G Schreier; D Kosmann
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Paper Abstract

The forthcoming scenario of remote sensing satellites is characterised by a growing utilization of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors. Among these sensors, the NASA SIR-C (in combination with German/Italian X-SAR), the Canadian Radarsat, the Japanese JERS-1 and the European ERS-1 will produce high resolution, day and night, cloud penetrating images of the earth in different microwave frequency bands and polarisations. The German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR) is primarily engaged in the processing and distribution of SAR data from ERS-1 and X-SAR. The German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) of the DLR will be one of the Processing and Archiving Facilities (PAF) responsible for the off-line high precision image generation and geocoding of the radar images (Noack, 1987). The latter item, the satellite data geocoding element, is a fairly new subsytem for an operational satellite data processing chain. The need for such a system grows within the user community during the last few years. The different aspects in generation and utilisation of geocoded products with special emphasis on SAR geocoded digital images is presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1070, Reconnaissance, Astronomy, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952491
Show Author Affiliations
R. Winter, German Aerospace Research Establishment (Germany)
W Markwitz, German Aerospace Research Establishment (Germany)
G Schreier, German Aerospace Research Establishment (Germany)
D Kosmann, German Aerospace Research Establishment (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1070:
Reconnaissance, Astronomy, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry
Irving Hirschberg, Editor(s)

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