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Summary of Proposal CAL0138

TitleCalibration and Validation of TerraSAR-X in Mongolia
Investigator Sato, Motoyuki - Tohoku Univesrity, Center for Northeast Asian Studies
Team Members
Prof. Sato, Motoyuki - Tohoku University, Center for Northeast Asian Studies
Iribe, Koichi - Tohoku University, Center for Northeast Asian Studies
Kusano, Shun-Ichi - Tohoku University, Center for Northeast Asian Studies
Summary

The purpose of the project is acquisition of polarimetric data sets in Mongolia area, which will be used for new scientific approach of understanding environment. Corner reflectors to be setteled in Ulaanbaatar are will provide more exact understanding of the polarimetric radar sets, and at the same time, the polarimetric data acquired in relatively flat area will provide us good data sets for Farady rotation compensation.

The purpose of the project is acquisition of polarimetric data sets in Mongolia area, which will be used for new scientific approachs of understanding environment. Corner reflectors to be settled in Ulaanbaatar area will provide more exact understanding of the polarimetric radar sets, and at the same time, the polarimetric data acquired in relatively flat area will provide us good data sets for Farady rotation compensation.

We think a permanent calibration test site should be setup in a few areas in Mongolia. Our counterpart can help to establish these facilities, and can maintain the facilities. Therefore, the direct and maintenance cost for operation of these calibration test sites will be inexpensive.

Basically, we plan to use the common reflectors for both ALSO/PALSAR and TerraSAR-X. Therefore the cost for installation can be kept minimum. We will change the direction of the reflectors time to time, but its operation will be supported by the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. In contrast, the data sets will be used by the Mongolian Academy of Sciences for more direct applications, and it will be quite beneficial for the organization, We believe, they can use the data sets for monitoring the environmental conditions, and it will prove the importance of the SAR.

In the area of Mongolia, we will be able to obtain both ALSO/PALSAR and TerraSAR-X. This dual frequency polarization information will give us a chance of complete new approaches.

We think most of the cost for setting corner reflectors in Ulaanbaatar can be supported by the project for ALSO/PALSAR.

We think a permanent calibration test site should be setup in a few areas in Mongolia. Our counterpart can help to establish these facilities, and can maintain the facilities. Therefore, the direct and maintenance cost for operation of these calibration test sites will be inexpensive.

Basically, we plan to use the common reflectors for both ALSO/PALSAR and TerraSAR-X. Therefore the cost for installation can be kept minimum. We will hange the direction of the reflectors time to time, but its operation will be supported by the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. In contrast, the data sets will be used by the ongolian Academy of Sciences for more direct applications, and it will be quite benefitail for the organization, We believe, they can use the data sets for monitoring the environmental conditions, and it will prove the importance of the SAR.

In the area of Mongolia, we will be avle to obtain both ALSO/PALSAR and TerraSAR-X. This dual frequency polarization information will give us a chance of complete new approaches.

We think the cost for setting corner reflectors in Ulaanbaatar can be supported by the project for ALSO/PALSAR.

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