Polarimetric SAR calibration validation for ALOS/PALSAR in Mongolia

Motoyuki Sato, Koichi Iribe, D. Anarsaikhan

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The Japanese remote sensing satellite ALOS/PALSAR was launched successfully in January 2006. We are carrying out Polarimetrie calibration of the PALSAR sensor, which has the full-polarimetric function of L-band SAR. We set corner reflectors in Ulaanbaatar in May and August 2006, and the acquired data was used to confirm the Polarimetric calibration coefficients, which will be used for the data products. In addition, the acquired Polarimetric SAR data will provide new possibility in remote sensing. Since this is the world first satellite borne full-polarimetric SAR system. Full-polarimetric SAR data acquired over Mongolia show some interesting features. Temporal changes can be clearly detected, and also the data can be used for estimation of terrain slope.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue numberSP-644
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 1
EventPolInSAR 2007: 3rd International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry - Frascati, Italy
Duration: 2007 Jan 222007 Jan 26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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