The PolInSAR technique is designed to greatly improve estimates of forest biomass and ecosystem 3D structure . This application is also of special interest in the study of permafrost and analogs of planetary surfaces using radar. We will develop a new estimation technique to quantify three-dimensional radar scattering mechanisms using Polarimetric and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (PolInSAR) measurements with GSFC's newly developed DBSAR and later ECOSAR.
This study will employ a three phased approach: SAR image formation and calibration. DBSAR polarimetric and interferometric data analysis. PolInSAR algorithm development, validation and extension.More »
This project benefits NASA EcoSAR IIP project and future airborne and spaceborne POLInSAR missions.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Greenbelt, Maryland|
|University of Maryland (UMCP)||Supporting Organization||Academia||College Park, Maryland|
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