Altimetry performance and error budget of the PARIS in-orbit demonstration mission
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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Reflectometry using Global Navigation Satellite System's signals of opportunity (GNSS-R) was originally conceived for mesoscale altimetry , although its applicability to sea state determination, soil moisture, vegetation, snow monitoring. has already been demonstrated. In December 2012 the Phase A studies of ESA's PAssive Reflectometry and Interferometry System In-orbit Demonstration (PARIS IoD) mission ended. In conventional GNSS-R the GNSS signals scattered over the Earth's surface are cross-correlated with a locally generated replica of the transmitted signal shifted in frequency (¿fd) and in delay (¿t). PARIS is called an interferometric GNSS-R (iGNSS-R) system because the direct and the scattered signals are cross-correlated in order to use the whole signal's bandwidth, and improve the altimetric precision, despite the large bandwidth signals are not publicly available. This work presents a methodology to evaluate the performance of iGNSS-R altimeters. It is then applied to a PARIS IoD-like case, in which the receivers' bandwidths have been optimized in terms of altimetric resolution. © 2013 IEEE.
CitationCamps, A. [et al.]. Altimetry performance and error budget of the PARIS in-orbit demonstration mission. A: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. "2013 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium: proceedings: July 21–26, 2013: Melbourne, Australia". Melboune: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013, p. 370-373.
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