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High resolution radar satellite imagery analysis for safeguards applications

Abstract

For monitoring nuclear sites, the use of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery shows essential promises. Unlike optical remote sensing instruments, radar sensors operate under almost all weather conditions and independently of the sunlight, i.e. time of the day. Such technical specifications are required both for continuous and for ad-hoc, timed surveillance tasks. With Cosmo-Skymed, TerraSARX and Radarsat-2, high-resolution SAR imagery with a spatial resolution up to 1m has recently become available. Our work therefore aims to investigate the potential of high-resolution TerraSAR data for nuclear monitoring. This paper focuses on exploiting amplitude of a single acquisition, assessing amplitude changes and phase differences between two acquisitions, and PS-InSAR processing of an image stack.
Authors:
Minet, Christian; Eineder, Michael; [1]  Rezniczek, Arnold; [2]  Niemeyer, Irmgard [3] 
  1. German Aerospace Center, Remote Sensing Technology Institute, Department of SAR Signal Processing, Wessling, (Germany)
  2. UBA GmbH, Herzogenrath, (Germany)
  3. Forschungszentrum Juelich, Institue of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-6: Nuclear Waste Management and Reactor Safety, Juelich, (Germany)
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 2011
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: ESARDA Bulletin; Journal Volume: 46
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; AERIAL MONITORING; INTERFEROMETRY; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; RADAR; REMOTE SENSING; SAFEGUARDS; SATELLITES
OSTI ID:
22129288
Country of Origin:
Italy
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0392-3029; TRN: IT1300129084411
Availability:
Available from https://esarda.jrc.ec.europa.eu/images/Bulletin/Files/B_2011_046.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 57-64
Announcement Date:
Sep 19, 2013

Citation Formats

Minet, Christian, Eineder, Michael, Rezniczek, Arnold, and Niemeyer, Irmgard. High resolution radar satellite imagery analysis for safeguards applications. Italy: N. p., 2011. Web.
Minet, Christian, Eineder, Michael, Rezniczek, Arnold, & Niemeyer, Irmgard. High resolution radar satellite imagery analysis for safeguards applications. Italy.
Minet, Christian, Eineder, Michael, Rezniczek, Arnold, and Niemeyer, Irmgard. 2011. "High resolution radar satellite imagery analysis for safeguards applications." Italy.
@misc{etde_22129288,
title = {High resolution radar satellite imagery analysis for safeguards applications}
author = {Minet, Christian, Eineder, Michael, Rezniczek, Arnold, and Niemeyer, Irmgard}
abstractNote = {For monitoring nuclear sites, the use of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery shows essential promises. Unlike optical remote sensing instruments, radar sensors operate under almost all weather conditions and independently of the sunlight, i.e. time of the day. Such technical specifications are required both for continuous and for ad-hoc, timed surveillance tasks. With Cosmo-Skymed, TerraSARX and Radarsat-2, high-resolution SAR imagery with a spatial resolution up to 1m has recently become available. Our work therefore aims to investigate the potential of high-resolution TerraSAR data for nuclear monitoring. This paper focuses on exploiting amplitude of a single acquisition, assessing amplitude changes and phase differences between two acquisitions, and PS-InSAR processing of an image stack.}
journal = {ESARDA Bulletin}
volume = {46}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Italy}
year = {2011}
month = {Dec}
}