New radar concepts
The Radar Concepts department develops and analyzes innovative techniques for future radar remote sensing systems and applications.
The research areas cover a wide spectrum, including the investigation of new SAR imaging modes based on digital beamforming and multi-aperture signal processing, the analysis of bistatic and multistatic satellite formations, and the quantitative retrieval of bio- and geophysical parameters from interferometric and polarimetric SAR data.
Further topics are wide-area traffic monitoring, the modelling of microwave scattering and propagation in the atmosphere, the development of new sensor concepts for the detection of tsunamis, and the parasitic use of communication and navigation signals for innovative radar applications.
Main objectives of the department’s activities are the development and the design of future radar remote sensing missions for earth observation applications. Our long-term vision is a reconfigurable network of multiple cooperative SAR satellites which is well suited to satisfy the increasing user demands regarding operational availability, timeliness and data quality.