SIR-C/X-SAR data calibration and ground truth campaign over the NASA-CB1 test-site

Casarano, D. and De Carolis, G. and Mattia, F. and Notarnicola, C. and Posa, F. and Refice, A. and Schena, V.D. and Sergi, R. and Smacchia, P. (2001) SIR-C/X-SAR data calibration and ground truth campaign over the NASA-CB1 test-site. Il nuovo cimento C, 24 C (1). pp. 11-24. ISSN 1826-9885

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During the Space Shuttle Endeavour mission in October 1994, a remote-sensing campaign was carried out with the objectives of both radiometric and polarimetric calibration and ground truth data acquisition of bare soils. This paper presents the results obtained in the experiment. Polarimetric cross-talk and channel imbalance values, as well as radiometric calibration parameters, have been found to be within the science requirements for SAR images. Regarding ground truth measurements, a wide spread in the height rms values and correlation lengths has been observed, which has motivated a critical revisiting of surface parameters descriptors.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at the Workshop on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Florence, 25-26 February, 1998.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Measurement methods and instrumentation for remote sensing and for inverse problems ; Geodesy and gravity
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 520 Astronomia e scienze connesse > 526 Geografia matematica > 526.1 Geodesia
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 17:34
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 17:34

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