Accession Number:

ADA159440

Title:

SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) Data Collection and Processing Summary - 1984 SARSEX (SAR Internal Wave Signature Experiment) Experiment.

Descriptive Note:

Topic rept. May 84-Feb 85,

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR RADAR DIV

Report Date:

1985-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

This report describes the SAR data collection and processing activities performed to date for the SAR Internal Wave Signature Experiment SARSEX. During SARSEX, a total of 88 passes of X- and L-band SAR data were collected over two test areas by the ERIMCCRS CV-580 SAR System. These data were collected over an instrumented ocean site located 100 km south of Long Island, NY and a calibrated reflector array site. A description of the CV-580 SAR System is presented. The location of each SAR pass, along with a listing of the SAR and aircraft parameters, are given. All SAR data have been precision optically processed and reviewed. A selected subset of data have been digitally processed and a preliminary engineering assessment of the quality of the SAR imagery performed. The results of this assessment are presented, as are representative examples of optically-and digitally-processed SAR imagery collected during SARSEX. Finally, the analysis plans for the SAR data are discussed, including a presentation of the procedures to calibrate the SAR imagery. Keywords include Synthetic aperture radar Oceanography Data collection Data processing analysis plans Internal waves and CV-580 SAR.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE