Minimize Data processing and calibration of an experimental acquisition between TanDEM-X and F-SAR

Date added: 28 November 2013

Organisation: DLR

Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany


The Microwaves and Radar Institute of DLR has an available vacancy for student electrical engineering, computer engineering or a similar field. The task will involve spaceborne and airborne bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data processing and calibration.

Bistatic SAR offers increased performance when compared to monostatic SAR. Among the many operational difficulties of bistatic SAR, data calibration and processing stands as one of the most challenging. In particular, accurate calibration of bistatic SAR systems requires the development of new processing estimation strategies, which demand a robust understanding of the transmitting and receiving systems.

In the framework of an innovative polarimetric, interferometric bistatic SAR campaign with the satellite constellation TanDEM-X and DLR's airborne F-SAR, the candidate will be working with real data developing a new processing chain to compute accurate calibrated bistatic SAR images. The candidate will be asked to assess the efficiency and quality of the developed algorithms. Further image evaluation and interpretation might also be possible within the framework of the work.