On the Synergistic Use of SAR Constellations’ Data Exploitation for Earth Science and Natural Hazard Response
Pietro Milillo ; Bryan Riel ; Brent Minchew ; et al. ; - ASI Sponsor
Mar - 2016
DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2465166

journal : IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

Volume : 9 ; Issue : 3
type: Article Journal

Abstract
Several current and expected future SAR satellites missions (e.g., TanDEM-X (TDX)/PAZ, COSMO-SkyMed (CSK), and Sentinel-1A/B) are designed as constellations of SAR sensors. Relative to single satellite systems, such constellations can provide greater spatial coverage and temporal sampling, thereby enabling better control on interferometric decorrelation and lower latency data access. These improvements lead to more effective near real-time disaster monitoring, assessment and response, and a greater ability to constrain dynamically changing physical processes. Using observations from the CSK system, we highlight examples of the potential for such imaging capabilities to enable advances in Earth science and natural hazards response.

keywords : COSMO-SkyMed (CSK), Earth science,interferometric SAR (InSAR), natural hazards

Notes : Research funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration | Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Agenzia Spaziale Italiana