A few examples of interferometry applications in space-related active and passive remote sensing

C.G.M. van 't Klooster

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Abstract

The paper describes only a few examples of interferometry applications for space related active and passive remote sensing scenarios. Pulses with defined bandwidths as needed in a total system picture are applied (active remote sensing). Several accurate radar remote-sensing satellites have been produced under ESA's technical management. Work continues (www.esa.inQ) and new missions are developed. Also, such activities are ongoing at the level of National Space Agencies (Italy, Germany, etc.). Stability in instrumentation and related signal settings permits to make further advances and interferometry applications are advancing strongly. Some examples are shown, from which one observes, that accuracy is a very important factor. Ultra stabile reference clock signals are needed in interferometry applications with as an extreme example an experiment to perform Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) tracking of a weak transmission signal at Saturn's distance. Clock stability, using masers with 10"14 to 10"15 sec accuracy is needed here.
Translated title of the contributionEnkele voorbeelden van interferometrie toepassingen in actieve en passieve aardobservatie toepassingen vanuit de ruimte
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 Second International Workshop Ultrawideband and Ultrashort Impulse Signals (IUWBUSIS 2004), September 19 - 22, 2004, Sevastopol, Ukraine
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages55-58
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7803-8673-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 Second International Workshop Ultrawideband and Ultrashort Impulse Signals - Sevastopol, Ukraine
Duration: 19 Sep 200422 Sep 2004

Conference

Conference2004 Second International Workshop Ultrawideband and Ultrashort Impulse Signals
Country/TerritoryUkraine
CitySevastopol
Period19/09/0422/09/04

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