Microwaves and Radar Institute

Tandem-L is a proposal for a highly innovative satellite mission for the global observation of dynamic processes on the Earth’s surface
Tandem-L mission
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Tandem-L mission

Tandem-L is a proposal for a highly innovative satellite mission for the global observation of dynamic processes on the Earth’s surface with hitherto unknown quality and resolution. Thanks to the novel imaging techniques and the vast recording capacity, Tandem-L will provide urgently needed information for solving pressing scientific questions in the areas of the biosphere, geosphere, cryosphere and hydrosphere. Tandem-L will make a vital contribution towards a better understanding of the Earth system and its dynamics.

Microwave anechoic chamber
Microwave anechoic chamber
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Microwave anechoic chamber

Microwave anechoic chamber (24 m x 11.7 m x 9.7 m) with a dual cylindrical parabolic reflector configuration for highly accurate antenna characterization and radar cross-section measurements. The frequency range is from 300 MHz up to 100 GHz.

DLR Dornier 228-112
DLR Dornier 228-112
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DLR Dornier 228-112

The twin-engine turboprop Dornier Do 228-212 (registration D-CFFU) is primarily used for remote-sensing missions by the German Aerospace Center's (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Oberpfaffenhofen flight facility. It has a large box-shaped cabin and large cabin floor openings. This makes it especially well suited for setting up special camera systems such as the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), which is also used for space observation.

TanDEM-X mission
TanDEM-X mission
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TanDEM-X mission

The objective of the TanDEM-X mission (TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurement) is to produce a highly accurate, three-dimensional image of our Earth with uniform quality and unprecedented accuracy.

The main building of the Microwaves and Radar Institute at the DLR site at Oberpfaffenhofen
Microwaves and Radar Institute at the DLR site at Oberpfaffenhofen
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Microwaves and Radar Institute at the DLR site at Oberpfaffenhofen

With its know-how and expertise in passive and active microwave remote sensing, the Microwaves and Radar Institute contributes to the development and advancement of ground-based, airborne and spaceborne sensors. The focus of its research work is on the conception and development of new synthetic aperture radar (SAR) techniques and systems, as well as sensor-specific applications.

With its know-how and expertise in passive and active microwave remote sensing, the Microwaves and Radar Institute contributes to the development and advancement of ground-based, airborne and spaceborne sensors. The focus of its research work is on the conception and development of new synthetic aperture radar (SAR) techniques and systems, as well as sensor-specific applications.

The expertise of the institute comprises the entire end-to-end know-how in microwave remote sensing. This enables the Institute to play a key role in the design and specification of new radar sensors, including the development of associated new technologies, algorithms and applications for radar.

Contact
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alberto Moreira
    Microwaves and Radar Institute
    DLR German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    Microwaves and Radar Institute
    Director, Microwaves and Radar Institute
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-2306
    Fax: +49 228 447-747
    Münchner Straße  20
    82234  Oberpfaffenhofen-Weßling
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  • Dr.-Ing. Manfred Zink
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)

    DLR Microwaves and Radar Institute
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-2356
    Fax: +49 8153 28-1449
    Linder Höhe
    51147  Köln
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