SAR Capabilities

SAR capabilities

Dear customer,

we at Airbus Defence and Space continuously strive to improve our products and services to help you succeed in your projects. Currently we are exploring options to enhance the acquisition capabilities of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X. Several options for new operational utilisation of the two satellites are presented below together with some application examples that could be enhanced with these technical improvements.

We invite you to share your thoughts with us on which additional capabilities would bring added value to your commercial projects and your daily work.

 

Acquisition of multiple closely located targets in one satellite pass
Applications: asset monitoring, pipeline monitoring   

 

Consecutive acquisitions of the same Area of Interest with identical acquisition geometry – with 10 seconds time-lag
Applications: ground moving target identification, Digital Elevation Models, dumpsite, open pit and ice ridge monitoring   
 

 

Consecutive acquisitions of the same Area of Interest with different polarisations without reduction of scene size and resolution – with 10 seconds time-lag.
Applications: oil spill monitoring, sea ice charting, mapping   
 

 

Consecutive acquisitions of the same Area of Interest with different imaging modes (e.g. ScanSAR / StripMap) – with 10 seconds time-lag.
Applications: oil spill monitoring, sea ice charting, vessel monitoring   
 

 

Acquisition with extended scene width while maintaining the same resolution i.e. double the width of Wide ScanSAR from 200km to 400km with 40m resolution. Possible for all existing modes.
Applications: maritime surveillance, IMINT, mapping   
 

 

SpotLight acquisition with extended scene length while maintaining the resolution, i.e. length of Staring SpotLight extended to 7km with 25cm resolution.
Applications: ship detection, IMINT, mapping   
 

 

Data acquisition with maximum revisit for frequent monitoring of assets
Applications: asset monitoring, maritime surveillance   
 

 

 

 

SAR capabilities

Documents

More information about the potential applications of the enhanced capabilities of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X presented on this page are available in the paper pdf „An Encounter with Pursuit Monostatic Applications of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X”