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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF BISTATIC INTERFEROMETER BASED ON SPACEBORNE SAR

By Q. Zhang and W. Chang

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Abstract:
This paper presents the performance analysis of Bistatic Interferometer BAsed on Spaceborne SAR (BIBASS). As a bistatic system with general configuration, the system response of BIBASS is azimuth/range dependent. Taking into account this peculiarity, the appropriate theoretical framework is developed to make a more accurate evaluation of the performance of BIBASS. Firstly, the interferometric features are studied. Then, considering all kinds of de-correlation factors, a comprehensive investigation of coherence of such a system is conducted, followed by the relative height accuracy analysis. The theoretical analysis and simulation show that BIBASS, with the ability of high-precision height measurement, can be widely applied as a novel remote sensing measurement system.

Citation:
Q. Zhang and W. Chang, "Performance Analysis of Bistatic Interferometer Based on Spaceborne SAR," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 142, 721-742, 2013.
doi:10.2528/PIER13091202
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=13091202

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