Towards an Operational INSAR Processor for Topographic Radar
| Harald Eichenherr, Nikolaus P. Faller, Michael Voelker
||Dornier Satellitensysteme GmbH, D-88039 Friedrichshafen
DSS (Dornier Satellitensysteme) are developing an INSAR processor
for operational application with airborne as well as spaceborne
sensor systems. A basic requirement is that the data acquired
by the airborne single-pass DO-SAR sensor during one flight day
can in quasi real time be processed to a level allowing data quality
control with respect to full INSAR evaluation.
The throughput requirements imply a block processing system
and an overall data and parameter handling philosophy which allows
to keep track of the large number of signal input and output and
auxiliary data files involved.
The processor design is to some extent based on experience
with the previous development, under ESA contract, of the IAB
INSAR workstation installed at ESTEC.
Keywords: ESA European
Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne,
observation de la terre, earth observation,
satellite remote sensing,
teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar,
chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar,