Program for 13th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar

Time Forum Track A Track B Track C Track D Track E

Tuesday, March 30

09:40-09:50   Welcome        
09:50-11:20   Keynotes        
11:20-11:30   Introduction to EUSAR 2021        
11:30-11:45 Coffee Break          
11:45-13:00   A.1: ALOS-2 (invited) B.1: Space Missions: Products, Experiments, Verifications, ... I C.1: Advances in Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (invited) D.1: Tomography & Topography E.1: Maritime/Ocean Applications (Invited)
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break          
14:00-15:15   A.2: Status Report PAZ B.2: Space Missions: Products, Experiments, Verifications, ... II C.2: ISAR D.2: Tomographic SAR (invited) E.2: Maritime Applications
15:15-15:35 Coffee Break          
15:35-16:50   A.3: RADARSAT-2 / RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) (invited) B.3: European Space Agency's Multi-frequency SAR Missions (invited) C.3: Feature Extraction + Comparison between SAR, SAS and Sonography (invited) D.3: MTI, GMT, and Moving Targets E.3: SAR Applications for Land, Vegitation, and Surveillance
17:00-19:00   P.A: Poster (Space-based SAR Systems) P.B: Poster (SAR Concepts & Simulators & Processing) P.D: Poster (Interferometrie, Polarmetrie, Multi-Channel) P.C: Poster (Calibration & Hardware-Aspects) P.E: Poster (Snow, Sea, Atmosphere)

Wednesday, March 31

10:00-11:15   A.4: TanDEM-X: The DEM Mission with Innovative Applications I (Invited) B.4: SAR Concepts & Simulators C.4: Polarimetry I (invited) D.4: Multidimensional Imagery from Multichannel SAR Data (invited)  
11:15-11:45 Coffee Break          
11:45-13:00   A.5: TanDEM-X: The DEM Mission with Innovative Applications II (Invited) B.5: Space SAR Missions and Systems C.5: Polarimetry II (invited) D.5: Remote Sensing and Application E.5: Snow, Ice, and Glacier I
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break          
14:00-15:15   A.6: Calibration B.6: Image Filtering, Enhancement, and Correction C.6: Polarimetry D.6: Interferometry I E.6: Snow, Ice, and Glacier II
15:15-15:35 Coffee Break          
15:35-16:50   A.7: Challenges for next generation SAR B.7: Change Detection C.7: Ionosphere, Wave Propagation, Refection Effects D.7: Interferometry II E.7: Advanced SAR Methods for Snow and Ice Observations (invited)

Thursday, April 1

10:00-11:15   A.8: Airborne & Ground Based SAR Systems I B.8: SAR Automated Object Recognition (via Machine/Deep Learning) (invited) C.8: Advanced Processing Techniques I D.8: Vegetation Structure Measurement by means of multi-baseline SAR (invited) E.8: Advanced SAR Technology
11:15-11:45 Coffee Break          
11:45-13:00   A.9: Airborne & Ground Based SAR Systems II B.9: Classification via ML/DL C.9: Advanced Processing Techniques II D.9: Sparse, MIMO, Distributed, and Circular-SAR E.9: Advanced SAR Modes & Techniques
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break          
14:00-15:15   A.10: COSMO-SkyMed   C.10: Advanced Technology & Concepts D.10: Bi-, Multistatic, and Passive SAR E.10: SAR Processing and Correction
15:15-15:35   Awards Presentation and Closing Remarks        

Tuesday, March 30

Tuesday, March 30 9:40 - 9:50

Welcome

Room: Track A
Chair: Michael Loercher (HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH, Germany)

Tuesday, March 30 9:50 - 11:20

Keynotes

Room: Track A
Chair: Michael Loercher (HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH, Germany)
9:50 20 Years after SRTM
Gerhard Thiele (Rheinisch-Westfälische Hochschule (RWTH) in Aachen, Germany)
10:20 Tomographic techniques in x-ray imaging
Martin Fiebich (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Germany)
Presenter bio: Study of physics, University of Muenster/Germany Ph.D. at University of Munster/Germny. Topic: Quality assurance in Digital Imaging Professor of Medical Physics at the University of Applied sciences Gießen/Germany Chair of the german standardization committee (DIN) radiology (NAR) "Medical Imaging" Vice president of the German Society of Medical Physicists (DGMP) Member of the working group "Medicine" of the german radiation protection council
10:50 RADARSAT Constellation Mission Update & Overview
Guennadi Kroupnik (Canadian Space Agency, Canada)

Tuesday, March 30 11:20 - 11:30

Introduction to EUSAR 2021

Room: Track A
Chair: Matthias Weiß (Fraunhofer FHR, Germany)

Tuesday, March 30 11:30 - 11:45

Coffee Break

Room: Forum

Tuesday, March 30 11:45 - 13:00

A.1: ALOS-2 (invited)

Room: Track A
Chairs: Masato Ohki (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan), Yoshio Yamaguchi (Niigata University, Japan)
11:45 Nine Component Scattering Power Decomposition of POLSAR data
Rashmi Malik (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India); Gulab Singh and Shradha Mohanty (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India); Onkar Dikshit (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India); Yoshio Yamaguchi (Niigata University, Japan)
Presenter bio: Rashmi Malik received the B.Sc. degree from the Meerut College, Meerut, India, in 2015, and the M.Sc. degree in mathematics from the Department of Mathematics (Campus), Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, in 2017. She received the M.Tech degree from Birla Institute of Technology at Mesra, Ranchi, India. She was involved in the M.Tech. research project work at IIT Bombay, Mumbai. She is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India, where she has been involved in polarimetric SAR data decomposition development and application for earth observation.
12:00 Interferometric Analysis of Raw Data for Radio Frequency Interference Detection in ALOS-2
Ryo Natsuaki (The University of Tokyo, Japan); Pau Prats (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Ryo Natsuaki received B. S., M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Tokyo, Japan in 2009, 2011 and 2014, respectively. He was Aerospace Project Research Associate of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Tsukuba, Japan from 2014 to 2017. He was also a guest scientist with Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany from 2018 to 2020 under JSPS Overseas Research Fellowships. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, The University of Tokyo. His research interests include active remote sensing with synthetic aperture radar (SAR).
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12:15 Detecting Landslides in Forested Areas Using Polarimetric and Interferometric SAR Data by PALSAR-2
Masato Ohki, Takahiro Abe and Takeo Tadono (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan); Masanobu Shimada (Tokyo Denki University & Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan)
Presenter bio: He received the M.S. degree in geophysics and Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2007 and 2021, respectively. He is currently an engineer at the Earth Observation Research Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan, where he is apart of the ALOS data analysis group. His primary interests are analysis of polarimetric SAR data and its applications.
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12:30 Assessing the Impact of Precipitation on L-band SAR Forest Observation: An ALOS-2 Big Data Case Study in the Tropics
Christian N. Koyama (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan); Manabu Watanabe (Tokyo Denki University, Japan); Takeo Tadono (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan); Masanobu Shimada (Tokyo Denki University & Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan)
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12:45 All Quad Pol. Scattering Power Decomposition Images Acquired by ALOS for General Purpose of Utilization
Yoshio Yamaguchi (Niigata University, Japan); Ryousuke Nakamura (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan); Ryu Sugimoto (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan); Chiaki Tsutsumi (AIST, Japan)

B.1: Space Missions: Products, Experiments, Verifications, ... I

Room: Track B
Chair: Josef Hermann Martin Mittermayer (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
11:45 Development Status of the Biomass SAR Instrument
Thomas Fügen and Eckhardt Sperlich (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Germany); Christoph Heer (Airbus Defence and Space, Germany); Carl Warren (Airbus Defense and Space Ltd., United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Adriano Carbone (Rhea System B. V. & ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands); Florence Hélière (European Space Agency ESTEC, The Netherlands)
Presenter bio: Thomas Fügen is since 2009 with Airbus Defence and Space in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Since 2016 he is the Chief Engineer of the Biomass Instrument.
12:00 Switchover to the Redundant SAR Instrument Chain on the TanDEM-X Satellite
Ulrich Steinbrecher (DLR, Germany); Thomas Kraus and Patrick T.P. Klenk (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Christo Grigorov (Microwaves and Radar Institute & German Aerospace Center, Germany); Johannes Böer (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
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12:15 Observation Strategies for TanDEM-X and Tandem-L
Markus Bachmann (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Maximilian Schandri (DLR - HR, Germany); Allan Bojarski (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Stefan Buckreuss and Manfred Zink (DLR, Germany)
Presenter bio: Head of the Mission Engineering Group at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Projects: Tandem-L: Ground Segment Project Manager TanDEM-X: Responsible for Acquisition Planning TanDEM-X: Commissioning Phase Coordinator TanDEM-X: DEM Calibration: Development of a calibration concept to acquire high resolution DEMs. TerraSAR-X: Calibration of the TerraSAR-X Antenna, In-Orbit Verification of the TerraSAR-X Antenna Model. 2015: Dr.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering at the KIT. 2005: Dipl.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering at University Karlsruhe (TH), Germany. Diploma Thesis at Institute for High Frequency Technology and Electronics (IHE)
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12:30 The TanDEM-X Global Water Body Layer
Jose-Luis Bueso-Bello, Francescopaolo Sica and Paolo Valdo (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Andrea Pulella (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Germany); Philipp Posovszky (Germany Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Carolina González (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Michele Martone (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Paola Rizzoli (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: José-Luis Bueso-Bello received the Ingeniero degree in telecommunications engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain, in 2003, and the M. Sc. degree in Earth oriented space science and technology from the Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, in 2007. In 2003 he started working in the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, as system engineer at the department of Reconnaissance and Security, where he worked in the definition, design, and mission analysis for different SAR projects. In 2010 he joined the Satellite SAR Systems department, where he is currently working as project engineer with main focus on the plan, evaluation and performance monitoring of the TanDEM-X SAR acquisitions and their image quality assessment. His main research interests include signal processing, Earth system monitoring, and artificial intelligence algorithms applied on SAR images to generate global products.
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C.1: Advances in Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (invited)

Room: Track C
Chairs: Elisa Giusti (CNIT & RaSS, Italy), Marco Martorella (University of Pisa, Italy)
11:45 Preliminary investigations toward multi-frame DVB-S based passive ISAR
Fabrizio Santi (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy); Iole Pisciottano (Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques (FHR), Germany); Diego Cristallini (Fraunhofer FHR, Germany); Debora Pastina (Uniroma, Italy)
Presenter bio: Fabrizio Santi received the Master's degree (cum laude) in telecommunication engineering and the Ph.D. degree in remote sensing from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, in September 2010 and June 2014, respectively. From April to September 2013, he carried on research activity in the Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory, University of Birmingham, U.K. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, Sapienza University of Rome. He is involved in scientific research projects funded by the EU Commission, the Italian Space Agency and the national radar industry. His main research interests include SAR/ISAR radar imaging and space-based active and passive radar systems. Dr. Santi is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Electronics and Communications (AEÜ, Elsevier) and Topic Editor of the journal Remote Sensing (MDPI).
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12:00 The alignment problem for 3D ISAR imaging with real data
Jinjian Cai (Beijing Institute of Technology, China); Marco Martorella (University of Pisa, Italy); Quanhua Liu (Beijing Institute of Technology, China); Elisa Giusti (CNIT & RaSS, Italy); Zegang Ding (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
Presenter bio: Marco Martorella received his Laurea degree (Bachelor+Masters) in Telecommunication Engineering in 1999 (cum laude) and his PhD in Remote Sensing in 2003, both at the University of Pisa. He is now an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa and an external Professor at the University of Cape Town where he lectures within the Masters in Radar and Electronic Defence. Prof. Martorella is also Director of the CNIT's National Radar and Surveillance Systems Laboratory. He is author of more than 200 international journal and conference papers, 3 books and 17 book chapters. He has presented several tutorials at international radar conferences, has lectured at NATO Lecture Series and organised international journal special issues on radar imaging topics. He is a member of the IEEE AES Radar Systems Panel, a member of the NATO SET Panel, where he sits as co-chair of the Radio Frequency Technology Focus Group, and a member of the EDA Radar Captech. He has chaired several NATO research activities, including three Research Task Groups, one Exploratory Team and two Specialist Meetings. He has been recipient of the 2008 Italy-Australia Award for young researchers, the 2010 Best Reviewer for the IEEE GRSL, the IEEE 2013 Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award, the 2016 Outstanding Information Research Foundation Book publication award for the book Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation and the 2017 NATO Set Panel Excellence Award. He is a co-founder of ECHOES, a radar systems-related spin-off company. His research interests are mainly in the field of radar, with specific focus on radar imaging, multichannel radar and space situational awareness. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
12:15 Comparison of simulated and measured ISAR images flow of a ship at sea
Luc Vignaud (Onera Demr/Tsi, France); Nina Ødegaard (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Norway); Henri Ruggiero (DGA, France); Christian Cochin and Jean-Christophe Louvigné (DGA MI - French MoD, France); Atle Onar Knapskog (Norwerian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Norway)
12:30 ISAR imaging with FMCW multichannel airborne SAR
Niels J de Jong (TU Delft, The Netherlands); Jacco de Wit and Matern Otten (TNO, The Netherlands); Faruk Uysal (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands); Miguel Caro Cuenca (TNO, The Netherlands)
Presenter bio: Miguel studied Fundamental Physics in the University of Granada, Spain, and MSc in Microwave Communications in Portsmouth University in UK. He obtained his PhD in Interferometric SAR from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Since 2012 he works at TNO The Hague in Netherlands.
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12:45 ISAR imaging with a multi-channel multi-static passive radar
Marcin Kamil Baczyk (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland); Krzysztof (Chris) Kulpa (Warsaw University of Technology, Spain)
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D.1: Tomography & Topography

Room: Track D
Chairs: Gianfranco Fornaro (CNR-IREA, Italy), Othmar Frey (ETH Zurich & Gamma Remote Sensing, Switzerland)
11:45 Enhanced-resolution SAR tomography using the weighted covariance fitting criterion
Gustavo Daniel Martín-del-Campo-Becerra, Andreas Reigber and Matteo Nannini (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Gustavo Daniel Martín-del-Campo-Becerra received the Engineering degree in electronics and communications engineering from the University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, in 2008, and the M.Sci. and Dr.Sci. (Ph.D. equivalent) degrees in electrical engineering, with specialization in telecommunications, from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav), National Polytechnic Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, in 2013 and 2017, respectively. Since 2017, he has been with the Microwaves and Radar Institute (HR), German Aerospace Center (DLR). His research interests include the applications of signal processing to remote sensing, particularly SAR tomography, inverse problems, random fields estimation, and adaptive spatial analysis.
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12:00 A Model-Free Ratio based Nonlocal Framework for Denoising of SAR and TomoSAR data
Hossein Aghababaei (University of Twente, The Netherlands); Roghayeh Zamani (K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran); Giampaolo Ferraioli, Vito Pascazio and Gilda Schirinzi (Università di Napoli Parthenope, Italy)
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12:15 Vertical Analysis of Windblown Forest Short-term Decorrelation for SAR Tomography: New Results of the Pisascat Experiment
Fabrizio Lombardini and Reza Bordbari (University of Pisa, Italy)
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12:30 Multi-resolution SAR Tomography
Simona Verde and Gianfranco Fornaro (CNR-IREA, Italy); Antonio Pauciullo (IREA, CNR, Italy); Diego Reale (CNR-IREA, Italy)
Presenter bio: Simona Verde received the M.S. degree (summa cum laude) in telecommunication engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering both from the University of Naples “Parthenope,” Italy, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. Since 2011, she has been collaborating with the Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment of the National Research Council (IREA-CNR), where she currently holds the position of Researcher. Her main research interests include spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data processing, multibaseline DInSAR and SAR Tomography, with a special application focus on environmental and built monitoring. In 2013 she has been awarded at the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) Student Paper Competition, São Paulo, Brazil. In 2013 she also filed a patent titled “Method for filtering of interferometric data acquired by Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)”. In 2017 she has been Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Bejing, China. She is serving as regular Reviewer for several journals, including IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters and IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.
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12:45 Estimation of Sub-Canopy Ground Height from Capon TomoSAR profiles: A Performance Analysis
Matteo Pardini (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou (German Aerospace Center, Germany)
Presenter bio: Matteo Pardini completed his studies at the University of Pisa (Italy), and since 2010 he is in the Radar Concepts Department, Microwaves and Radar Institute, DLR. His research interests are in TomoSAR and Pol-InSAR for 3-D bio/geophysical information extraction over natural volumes (forest, agriculture, and ice), the related performance analysis, and their implementation in SAR missions.
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E.1: Maritime/Ocean Applications (Invited)

Room: Track E
Chairs: Andrey Pleskachevsky (German Aerospace Center, Germany), Roland Romeiser (University of Miami, USA)
11:45 Sea State from Sentinel-1 SAR Wave Mode Imagery for Maritime Situation Awareness
Andrey Pleskachevsky (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Björn Tings and Sven Jacobsen (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
12:00 Observations of Sea Surface Winds and Sea Surface Deformation with the Harmony mission
Paco Lopez Dekker (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands); Bertrand Chapron (IFREMER, France); Harald Johnsen (Norce, France)
12:15 Comparison of Ocean Currents Derived from UHF ATI-SAR to Dispersive Shifts Observed in Sub-Aperture Image Sequences
Mark A Sletten (Naval Research Lab, USA); Steven Menk (Naval Research Laboratory, USA); Jakov V. Toporkov (Naval Research Lab, USA); Robert Liang and Andrei Abelev (US Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
Presenter bio: Since 1991, Dr. Sletten has been engaged in radar remote sensing research at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC. His early work focused on understanding the fundamental mechanisms underlying low grazing angle backscatter from the sea surface, while more recent research centers on the development of multi phase-center SAR systems for imaging dynamic maritime scenes and measuring ocean surface currents.
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12:30 A Study of the Capabilities and Limitations of L-band SAR for Oil Thickness Measurement
Cathleen Jones, Sermsak Jaruwatanadilok, Xueyang Duan and Benjamin Holt (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA); Frank Monaldo (University of Maryland, USA)
Presenter bio: Cathleen Jones is a radar scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, California. Her research is focused on using synthetic aperture radar for studying natural and man-made hazards, and includes development of methods for tracking and characterizing oil slicks, measuring subsidence in deltas, and monitoring levees, dams, and aqueducts. She is currently the Applications Lead for the NISAR Science Team. She received a B.S. in physics from Texas A&M and a Ph.D. in physics from the California Institute of Technology.
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12:45 DNA analysis of surfactant and oil associated bacteria in the near-surface layer of the ocean in relation to natural and oil slicks observed with SAR
Alexander V. Soloviev, Kathryn Howe, Cayla Dean, Aurelien Tartar and Mahmood Shivji (Nova Southeastern University, USA); Susanne Lehner (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Egbert Schwarz (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Hui Shen and William Perrie (Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada)
Presenter bio: Alexander Soloviev is a Professor at the Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Dania Beach, FL, USA. He is teaching graduate courses in Physical Oceanography and Fluid Mechanics and leading the Physical Oceanography Laboratory. Dr. Soloviev has participated in several major oceanographic experiments and is the author and co-author of more than 70 peer-reviewed research articles and a monograph "The Near-Surface Layer of the Ocean". Alexander is a naturalized US citizen. He received his Diploma of Engineer from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) in 1976 and the Ph.D. and Habilitation (Dr. Sci.) degrees from the former Soviet Academy of Sciences in 1979 and 1992, respectively. In 2010, he received the MBA degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Soloviev is the PI on several research oceanographic and air-sea interaction projects funded by the US Federal Government and private industries.
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Tuesday, March 30 13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Room: Forum

Tuesday, March 30 14:00 - 15:15

A.2: Status Report PAZ

Room: Track A
Chairs: Maria Jose Gonzalez Bonilla (INTA, Spain), Christoph Heer (Airbus Defence and Space, Germany)
14:00 PAZ Mission. Science Activities
Maria Jose Gonzalez Bonilla and Juan Manuel Cuerda Muñoz (INTA, Spain); Eva Vega (Spanish National Aerospace Institute, Spain); Marcos García Rodriguez and Nuria Casal (INTA, Spain)
Presenter bio: Maria Jose Gonzalez, Was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1978. She received the Telecommunication Master's Degree and she is working at INTA (Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technology) since 2002. At present María José is the PAZ SAR satellite Science Coordinator and Head of Control and Processing Centers at CEIT (Space Center INTA Torrejón).
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14:15 PAZ Calibration Status After First Year Of Operation
Juan Manuel Cuerda Muñoz, Marcos García Rodriguez and Nuria Casal (INTA, Spain); Patricia Cifuentes Revenga (INTA & ISDEFE, Spain); Nuria Gimeno Martínez and Maria Jose Gonzalez Bonilla (INTA, Spain); Kersten Schmidt (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Born in Albacete, Spain. Received the Dipl. Ing (M.S.) degree in telecommunication engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. In 2003, he joined at the National Institute of Aerospatial Technology (INTA), where he developed real time SAR image formation algorithms for INTASAR airbone prototypes. In 2010 he moved to PAZ Mission Ground Segment team and, since 2015, coordinates the PAZ Calibration and Validation Team activities, including PAZ commissioning phase and routine calibration and system monitoring campaigns.
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14:30 Advances in PAZ products geometric analysis
Patricia Cifuentes Revenga (National Institute for Aerospace Technology, Spain); Nuria Casal, Juan Manuel Cuerda Muñoz, Nuria Gimeno Martínez, Marcos García Rodriguez and Maria Jose Gonzalez Bonilla (INTA, Spain)
Presenter bio: Geodesy and Cartography engineer Responsible of geometric calibration of PAZ mission
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B.2: Space Missions: Products, Experiments, Verifications, ... II

Room: Track B
Chairs: Alessandro Ferretti (TRE ALTAMIRA Srl, Italy), Michelangelo Villano (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
14:00 Comparison of Sentinel-1 and RADARSAT-2 Data for Monitoring of Tailings Storage Facilities
Rebecca M Hudson, Shinya Sato, Roger Morin and Mary Anne McParland (MDA, Canada)
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14:15 NovaSAR-1 - Early Mission Achievements
Philip Whittaker (SSTL, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Samuel Doody (Airbus DS Ltd, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Martin Cohen (Airbus Defence & Space Ltd, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Ben Schwarz (SSTL, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Geoff Burbidge (Airbus DS Ltd, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Rachel Bird (SSTL, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
Presenter bio: Phil has worked at SSTL for twenty years and has been involved in communications, navigation and radar systems for numerous missions. He has supported the design, implementation and commissioning stages of the NovaSAR mission, and continues to support the operational phase of the mission.
14:30 Design of SmallSat SAR for Dedicated New Zealand Applications
Jan Krecke (The University of Auckland, New Zealand); Michelangelo Villano and Nertjana Ustalli (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Andrew C M Austin and John Cater (The University of Auckland, New Zealand); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany)
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14:45 Generalized Likelihood Ratio Tests for Linear Structure Detection in SAR Images
Nicolas Gasnier (Télécom Paris & CS Group, France); Loic Denis (Université Jean Monnet, France); Florence Tupin (Télécom ParisTech, France)
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C.2: ISAR

Room: Track C
Chairs: Stefan V. Baumgartner (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany), Jens Rosebrock (Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR, Germany)
14:00 Complete simulation chain for maritime patrol surveillance using SAR/ISAR modes
Christian Cochin (DGA MI - French MoD, France); Etienne Everaere (ONERA, France); Corentin Le Barbu (Scalian DS, France); Nicolas Trouvé (Onera, France); Erwan Ceotto (DGA (MOD), France); Antoine Jouade (DGA, France)
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14:15 Along-track Orbit Prediction Error Correction of Space Targets Based on Translational Motion Phase
ZhengKun Yuan (China); Junling Wang (Beijing Institute of Technology, China); Lizhi Zhao (Minzu University of China, China); Meiguo Gao (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
Presenter bio: Zhengkun Yuan received his Ph.D. degree in Beijing Institute of Technology in 2020. His current research interests include SAR/ISAR imaging, and interferometric ISAR.
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14:30 ISAR imaging by integrated Compressed Sensing, range alignment and autofocus
Felix Rosebrock (Fraunhofer FHR, Germany); Jens Rosebrock (Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR, Germany); Delphine Cerutti-Maori (Fraunhofer FHR, Germany); Joachim H. G. Ender (Fraunhofer FHR & Universität Siegen, Germany)
Presenter bio: Felix Rosebrock received his B.Sc. degree from the University Bonn in mathematics in 2020. Currently he continues his studies towards a M.Sc. degree. In 2019 he was with Fraunhofer FHR, where he was working on range profile alignment and applying Compressed Sensing for ISAR processing. Currently he is working on various topics of discrete mathematics.
Presenter bio: Jens Rosebrock is a senior scientist at Fraunhofer FHR in the department Radar for Space Observation. He is a signal processing expert working on ISAR processing for FHR's Tracking and Imaging Radar (TIRA). His research interests include range profile alignment, autofocus, Compressed Sensing, deramping, attitude and rotational motion estimation and extracting 3D information from ISAR images of space objects.
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14:45 Research on advanced space surveillance using the IoSiS radar system
Simon Anger, Matthias Jirousek, Stephan Dill and Markus Peichl (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Technical staff of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in the Microwaves and Radar Institut since 2011. Ph.D in electrical engeneering received from the University of Ulm in Janaury 2020. Chief research interests are the whole imaging process of ground based high-resolution imaging of sattelites in space using a synthetic aperture radar. Research interests: - High resolution imaging of satellites in space. - Inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR). - Radar system development. - Radar data signal processing. - Athmospheric effects. - Interferometry. - Polarimetry.
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D.2: Tomographic SAR (invited)

Room: Track D
Chairs: Giampaolo Ferraioli (Università di Napoli Parthenope, Italy), Diego Reale (CNR-IREA, Italy)
14:00 3D Buildings Reconstruction with SAR Tomography Guided by Partial Footprints Information
Clément Rambour (CNAM / ONERA, France); Loic Denis (Université Jean Monnet, France); Florence Tupin (Télécom ParisTech, France)
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14:15 An improved SAR tomographic technique using contextual information
Alessandra Budillon (University of Naples Parthenope, Italy); Angel Caroline Johnsy (University of Naples Parthenope, Italy); Gilda Schirinzi (Università di Napoli Parthenope, Italy)
Presenter bio: Alessandra Budillon is associate professor at the Department of Engineering, Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope. Her main scientific interests has been focused on Statistical Signal Processing, with applications in data and signals compression and coding, and on Remote Sensing, with applications in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) processing and SAR Tomography and Interferometry.
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14:30 High Quality Large-Scale 3-D Urban Mapping with Multi-Master TomoSAR
Yilei Shi (Technical University of Munich, Germany); Richard Bamler (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Yuanyuan Wang (Technical University of Munich & German Aerospace Center, Germany); Xiao Xiang Zhu (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Remote Sensing Technology & Technical University of Munich (TUM), Signal Processing in Earth Observation, Germany)
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14:45 Semantic Segmentation of High-Resolution Airborne SAR Images using Tomographic Information
Olivier D'Hondt (TU-Berlin, Germany); Ronny Haensch (DLR, Germany); Victor Cazcarra-Bes (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Olaf Hellwich (Berlin University of Technology, Germany)
Presenter bio: Olivier D'Hondt is with the Computer Vision and Remote Sensing group from TU-Berlin, Germany. His main research interests are image processing and statistical modelling of multi-dimensional SAR data.
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15:00 UAV-borne repeat-pass SAR interferometry and tomography with a compact L-band SAR system
Othmar Frey (ETH Zurich & Gamma Remote Sensing, Switzerland); Charles Werner (GAMMA Remote Sensing Research and Consulting AG, Switzerland)
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E.2: Maritime Applications

Room: Track E
Chair: Andreas Danklmayer (Fraunhofer FHR, Germany)
14:00 Advanced Coastal Bathymetry Retrieval from Moving Wave Patterns in Reprocessed Spotlight SAR Data
Roland Romeiser (University of Miami, USA); Hans Graber (Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing, University of Miami, USA)
Presenter bio: Roland Romeiser received a Dipl.-Phys. degree from the University of Bremen, Germany, in 1990 and Dr.rer.nat. and Habilitation degrees from the University of Hamburg, Germany, in 1993 and 2007, respectively. In 2008 he became an Associate Professor for ocean remote sensing at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, Florida, USA, where he is now a full Professor. His research interests focus on the remote sensing of currents and waves at the ocean surface and atmospheric features above the ocean by radar. Dr. Romeiser has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers and more than 75 conference papers and book contributions in this field. Furthermore, he was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering from 2000 to 2020 and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Gesoscience and Remote Sensing from 2014 to 2017.
14:15 Range-Doppler Tracking of Ships using Single-Channel Airborne Radar Data
Sushil Kumar Joshi (Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Germany); Stefan V. Baumgartner (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Since 2017 I am pursuing my doctoral research at Microwaves and Radar Institute of German Aerospace Center (DLR). My research interests are on ground moving targets indication (GMTI) applications with a primary focus on ship detection, tracking and imaging using airborne radar data.
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14:30 Analysis of Ship Deformation using the Backprojection Autofocus of Large Ships with Arbitrary Motion for Synthetic Aperture Radar
Aron Sommer (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany); Joern Ostermann (Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Germany)
Presenter bio: Aron Sommer received the Dipl.-Math. Techn. degree in technomathematics with technical background from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) in 2013. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Leibniz University Hannover (Germany) in 2019, where he was involved in the synthetic aperture radar project. Currently he is working for automotive radar.
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14:45 Status for Sentinel-1 Level-2 Ocean Products
Guillaume Hajduch (CLS, France); Romain Husson (CLS, Canada); Harald Johnsen (Norce, France); Nicolas Longepe (CLS, France); Alexis Mouche (Ifremer, France); Nuno Miranda (European Space Agency & ESRIN, Italy); Pauline Vincent (Collecte Localisation Satellites CLS, France)
Presenter bio: He graduated from Telecom Bretagne in 2000 with emphasis in signal processing and digital communications. He worked as a PhD student on high resolution ship target ISAR imaging at Thales Airborne Systems and Telecom Bretagne, Brest France. In 2003, he received the Ph.D. in signal/image processing and remote sensing from the University of Rennes 1, France. He spent one year mainly working on very high resolution SAR imaging at Thales Information Systems and Thales Airborne Systems, Brest France. He joined BOOST Technologies in 2005, studying new concepts of spaceborne radar missions and exploitation of SAR images for marine applications. Since 2008 at CLS, he is involved in activities related to the Sentinel-1 mission, including the development of the L2 Ocean Processor. Since 2012 he has been involved in the Sentinel-1 Mission Performance Centre (MPC). He is leading the SAR R&D department at CLS (Expertise & Innovation department).
15:00 Perspectives for Sentinel-1 Level-2 Ocean Products
Guillaume Hajduch (CLS, France); Romain Husson (CLS, Canada); Harald Johnsen (Norce, France); Nicolas Longepe (CLS, France); Alexis Mouche (Ifremer, France); Nuno Miranda (European Space Agency & ESRIN, Italy); Pauline Vincent (Collecte Localisation Satellites CLS, France); Yuan Zhao (Ifremer, France)
Presenter bio: He graduated from Telecom Bretagne in 2000 with emphasis in signal processing and digital communications. He worked as a PhD student on high resolution ship target ISAR imaging at Thales Airborne Systems and Telecom Bretagne, Brest France. In 2003, he received the Ph.D. in signal/image processing and remote sensing from the University of Rennes 1, France. He spent one year mainly working on very high resolution SAR imaging at Thales Information Systems and Thales Airborne Systems, Brest France. He joined BOOST Technologies in 2005, studying new concepts of spaceborne radar missions and exploitation of SAR images for marine applications. Since 2008 at CLS, he is involved in activities related to the Sentinel-1 mission, including the development of the L2 Ocean Processor. Since 2012 he has been involved in the Sentinel-1 Mission Performance Centre (MPC). He is leading the SAR R&D department at CLS (Expertise & Innovation department).

Tuesday, March 30 15:15 - 15:35

Coffee Break

Room: Forum

Tuesday, March 30 15:35 - 16:50

A.3: RADARSAT-2 / RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) (invited)

Room: Track A
Chairs: Ron Caves (MDA, Canada), Guennadi Kroupnik (Canadian Space Agency, Canada)
15:35 RADARSAT-2 Update on Operations and Image Quality
Ron Caves (MDA, Canada); Dan Williams, Yiman Wang, Gordon Fitzgerald, Neil Gibb and Yan Wu (MDA Corporation, Canada)
15:50 The RADARSAT Constellation: Mission Overview and Status
Stephane Cote, Mélanie Lapointe, Eric Arsenault, Magdalena Wierus and Daniel De Lisle (Canadian Space Agency, Canada)
Presenter bio: Stephane Cote manages EO Data Production and Quality at the Space Exploitation Directorate of the Space Utilization sector, Canadian Space Agency. He has been involved with calibration-validation aspects of the RADARSAT Programme, and is now focused on acquisition planning and production for RCM. Stephane received his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Universite Laval, Quebec City. Before joining the Canadian Space Agency, Stephane worked in the industry as a specialist, designing training systems for advanced radar operators, and then as a consultant in the area of calibration, test and measurement.
16:05 RADARSAT Constellation Mission: Image Quality and Calibration Status
Mélanie Lapointe and Stephane Cote (Canadian Space Agency, Canada)
Presenter bio: Engineer at the Canadian Space Agency since 2003. Has been involved in various aspects of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission since the beginning of the project. Currently involved in the RCM Operations, with a focus on processing, image quality and data access.
16:20 RCM Data Access & Applications
Daniel De Lisle, Steve Iris and Guennadi Kroupnik (Canadian Space Agency, Canada)
Presenter bio: Daniel De Lisle graduated from the University of Sherbrooke with a degree in Earth Observation. He has more than 30 years of experience using satellite imagery. During these years, he has worked at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing in Ottawa, taught at the Université du Québec in Rimouski & l'Université Senghor in Alexandria, Egypt, and did some consultancy work in Indonesia. Daniel also received a 2-year scholarship to study in Japan. His main interest is to investigate coastal erosion problems from space. Mr. De Lisle joined the Canadian Space Agency in 2002 and he is responsible for the applications development using the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) satellite, launch in June 2019. The topic of his presentation is to demonstrate the usefulness of RADAR remote sensing in our daily life and provide information to Potential users from the Government, Academia and Industry, to access RCM imagery.
16:35 New Capabilities for Maritime Surveillance with RADARSAT-2
Ron Caves, Colin McRae, Evgeniy Lebed and Khalid El-Darymli (MDA, Canada)
Presenter bio: Ron Caves is a Senior Analyst at MDA with 32 years' experience researching SAR algorithms and operational applications. Following doctoral and post-doctoral work on SAR image analysis at the University of Sheffield, England, he joined the MDA Research and Development group in 2000. He has worked on a broad range of SAR applications including sea ice monitoring, hydrology, agriculture, forestry, geospatial intelligence and maritime surveillance.

B.3: European Space Agency's Multi-frequency SAR Missions (invited)

Room: Track B
Chairs: Malcolm Davidson (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands), Ramon Torres (European Space Agency & ESTEC, The Netherlands)
15:35 Sentinel-1A/-1B Mission Status
Pierre Potin (European Space Agency & ESRIN, Italy)
15:50 The Sentinel-1C/-1D Development and Deployment Plan
Ramon Torres (European Space Agency & ESTEC, The Netherlands); David J Bibby, Dirk Geudtner, Ignacio Navas-Traver, Francisco Ceba Vega, Jelle Poupaert, Mario Cossu, Marie Touveneau, Ana Garcia Hernandez and Gregory Laduree (European Space Agency, The Netherlands)
16:05 Sentinel-1 Next Generation: C-band Data Continuity and Novel Capabilities
Dirk Geudtner and Michel Tossaint (European Space Agency, The Netherlands)
16:20 ROSE-L - The L-band SAR Mission for Copernicus
Malcolm Davidson (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands); Nicolas Gebert (European Space Agency & ESTEC, The Netherlands); Luisella Giulicchi (ESA, The Netherlands)
Presenter bio: ROSE-L, Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-1 Mission Scientist at the European Space Agency and responsible for the mission requirements.
16:35 Biomass - A fully polarimetric P-band SAR ESA mission
Matteo Sedehi (Aurora Technology B. V. for ESA - European Space Agency, The Netherlands); Adriano Carbone (Rhea System B. V. & ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands); Florence Hélière (European Space Agency ESTEC, The Netherlands); Bjorn Rommen (Estec & European Space Agency, The Netherlands); Michael Fehringer and Klaus Scipal (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands); Philip Willemsen (European Space Agency ESTEC, The Netherlands); Antonio Leanza (ESTEC & SERCO, The Netherlands); Ernesto Imbembo (Aurora Technology B. V. for ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands); Tristan Simon (European Space Agency (ESTEC), The Netherlands)
Presenter bio: Biomass Instrument Principal Engineer in ESA/ESTEC

C.3: Feature Extraction + Comparison between SAR, SAS and Sonography (invited)

Room: Track C
Chairs: Timothy Marston (University of Washington & The Applied Physics Laboratory, USA), Matthias Weiß (Fraunhofer FHR, Germany)
15:35 Ground Targets Positioning in SAR Images Based on Multi-modality Image Matching
Zhaoyou Huang and Kuiying Yin (Nanjing Research Institute of Electronic Technology, China)
Presenter bio: Zhaoyou Huang received the B.S. degree in Marine Technology from the Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China, in 2018. Currently, he is working toward the M.S. degree with Information Engineering, Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics and Technology, Nanjing, China. His research interest is in the field of SAR image processing.
15:50 Multi-mission remote sensing of low concentration produced water slicks
Malin Johansson (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway); Stine Skrunes and Camilla Brekke (University of Tromsø, Norway); Hugo Isaksen (Kongsberg Satellite Services, Norway)
Presenter bio: Malin Johansson has a M.Sc. in physical oceanography from Gothenburg University and a Ph.D. in remote sensing from Stockholm University. She was a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the Radar Remote Sensing Group at Chalmers University of Technology in 2013-2014, and joined the Department of Physics and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway in 2014. Her current research interests lie primarily in the use of multisensor satellite-based remote sensing data for sea ice and oil slicks.
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16:05 Synthetic Aperture Sonar Motion Compensation using Deep Learning
Matthew Emigh (Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City DIvision, USA); James Prater (Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, USA)
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16:20 Motion Estimation for Synthetic Aperture Sonar using Redundant Phase Center Interferograms
James Prater (Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, USA); Matthew Emigh (Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City DIvision, USA); Darshan Bryner (Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, USA)
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16:35 Sub-aperture recombination for sliding window SAS processing in 3D down-looking synthetic aperture sonar
Timothy Marston (University of Washington & The Applied Physics Laboratory, USA); Kevin Williams (APL-UW, USA); Daniel Plotnick (ARL-PSU, USA)
Presenter bio: Timothy Marston in an underwater acoustician working at the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory (APL-UW), in Seattle, Washington State. He received his doctorate in 2009 from Penn State, focusing on infrasound, however his interests shifted toward acoustic imaging during his Postdoc at WSU and since then his work has focused on array processing, synthetic aperture sonar, and general underwater acoustics signal processing, while keeping one foot firmly planted in physical acoustics.

D.3: MTI, GMT, and Moving Targets

Room: Track D
Chairs: Florent Christophe (ONERA, France), Ludger Prünte (Fraunhofer-Institut für Hochfrequenzphysik und Radartechnik FHR, Germany)
15:35 Quality Losses of STAP in Case of Missing Pulses
Ludger Prünte (Fraunhofer-Institut für Hochfrequenzphysik und Radartechnik FHR, Germany)
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15:50 A Shadow-based Method for Moving Target Detection in Video SAR
Chao Zhong (Xidian University, China); Yuhong Zhang (Xidian University, USA); Jinshan Ding (Xidian University, China)
16:05 First Result of Spaceborne Dual-Channel Spotlight SAR GMTI Experiment Using Chinese Gaofen-3 Satelite
Wenjie Shen (North China University of Technology, China); Wen Hong (National Key Laboratory of Microwave imaging Technology & Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Scienecs, China); Yanping Wang (North China University of Technology, China); Weidong Yu (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Qingjun Zhang (Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering, China Academy of Space Technology, China); Liangbo Zhao (Chinese Academy of Space Technology, China); Bing Han (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Yun Lin (North China University of Technology, China); Hui Bi (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)
Presenter bio: Currently as a assistant professor in North China University of Technology(NCUT), research interest are circular SAR GMTI, multi-aspect SAR GMTI.
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16:20 Moving Target Detection in VideoSAR Based on Improved Faster R-CNN
Xuejun Huang, Dongxing Liang and Jinshan Ding (Xidian University, China)

E.3: SAR Applications for Land, Vegitation, and Surveillance

Room: Track E
Chair: Martin Kirscht (Airbus Defence and Space, Germany)
15:35 Biomass SAR Instrument: architectural overview and hardware development status
Adriano Carbone (Rhea System B. V. & ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands); Natanael Ayllon (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands); Elisa Cipriani (ESA-ESTEC, The Netherlands); Leo Farhat (HE space for ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands); Nelson Fonseca, Sophie-Abigael Gomanne, Petar Jankovic and Petronilo Martin-Iglesias (European Space Agency, The Netherlands); Matteo Sedehi (Aurora Technology B. V. for ESA - European Space Agency, The Netherlands); Florence Hélière (European Space Agency ESTEC, The Netherlands); Michael Fehringer (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands)
Presenter bio: Biomass Instrument Principal Engineer in ESA/ESTEC
15:50 Amazon Rainforest Mapping using Sentinel-1 Short Time Series
Andrea Pulella (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Germany); Francescopaolo Sica and Paola Rizzoli (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Andrea Pulella received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees (with honors) in telecommunication engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 2013 and 2017, respectively. Since 2017, he has been with the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Wessling, Germany, where he is currently doing research in Machine Learning and Feature Extraction in Pattern Recognition.
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16:05 Potential for phase-based surface moisture estimation with C-band SAR data
Giorgio Gomba and Francesco De Zan (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Davide Palmisano, Francesco Mattia and Giuseppe Satalino (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy)
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16:20 Road Surface Condition Monitoring Using Fully Polarimetric Airborne SAR Data
Arun Babu and Stefan V. Baumgartner (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany)
Presenter bio: Arun Babu received B.Tech in Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering from Government Engineering College, Kozhikode and M.Tech in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems with specialization in Satellite Image Analysis and Photogrammetry from Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun. He is currently doing his PhD research at the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen.
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16:35 The BIOMASS DEM Product Prototype Processor: An overview
Muriel Pinheiro (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Simone Mancon (Aresys srl & Aresys, Italy); Stefano Tebaldini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); Davide Giudici (Aresys srl, Italy); Mauro Mariotti d'Alessandro (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); Matteo Nannini, Rolf Scheiber and Pau Prats (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Riccardo Piantanida (Aresys, Italy); Francesco Banda (Aresys srl & Aresys, Italy); Nestor Yague-Martinez (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Klaus Scipal (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands)
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Tuesday, March 30 17:00 - 19:00

P.A: Poster (Space-based SAR Systems)

Room: Track A
Chairs: Stefan V. Baumgartner (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany), Jens Fischer (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
17:00 Variation in coherence for fixed ground objects derived from bi-static TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X data
Takashi Nonaka, Tomohito Asaka and Keishi Iwashita (Nihon University, Japan)
Presenter bio: Takashi Nonaka is an professor at the Department of Sustainable Engineering, College of Industrial Technology of Nihon University. Dr. Nonaka received Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Technology from Tokyo Institute of Technology. He worked for Pasco Corporation from 2004 to 2015, where he was assigned to many projects related to high-resolution SAR, especially TerraSAR-X. He has worked for Nihon University, College of Industrial Technology (NUCIT) since 2015. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE).
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17:07 A novel MIMO-SAR imaging scheme
Guodong Jin (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China); Wei Wang (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Yongwei Zhang (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences & University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Yajun Long (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
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17:14 Performances Analysis of PRF Sampling Strategies for SAR Satellite Swarms
Alessandro Mancinelli (Delft Universsity of Technology, The Netherlands); Lorenzo Iannini (Delft University of Technology, Italy); Faruk Uysal and Paco Lopez Dekker (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Presenter bio: Born in Rome in 1995, Alessandro graduated in 2019 in Aeronautical Engineering at "Sapienza University of Rome". Thanks to the European program of abroad thesis, he wrote his master thesis at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands working on small cooperative satellites for radar imaging. Right after the graduation he moves to France for working as Flight Laws Engineer in Airbus. In January 2020 he comes back to Turin, Italy to begin a Master in Business Administration at the Collège des Ingénieurs Italia, thanks to which he became a CIM4.0 collaborator, alternating periods of work with study weeks, at the CDI offices in Paris, Munich and Turin and at CERN in Geneva. In January 2021 he moved to Delft University Of Technology to carry on a Doctor of Philosophy in the field of military VTOL(Vertical Takeoff and Landing) UAV(Unmanned Aerial Vehicle).
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17:21 AIS P/L on SAR satellite: the Copernicus Sentinel-1 solution
Rita Roscigno (Thales Alenia Space Italy, Italy); Francesca Spataro (Thales Alenia Space-Italia, Italy); Patrizio Pavia (Thales Alenia Space Italia, Italy); Ramon Torres (European Space Agency & ESTEC, The Netherlands); David J Bibby and Mario Cossu (European Space Agency, The Netherlands)
Presenter bio: “I work in Thales Alenia Space in Italy since 2008 in the microwave and data handling department payloads as communication engineer. In particular, my job is related to the definition and design of the PDHT and AIS P/Ls respectively for the data handling and transmission to ground of data generated by on board payloads and the design of space based AIS (Automatic Identification System). I started in 2008 as PDHT system engineer in the frame of ESA “Study of Data Downlink Systems for Earth Observation Satellites operating in the 26 GHz Band” and the associated CCN. From 2009 to 2017 then I worked as PDHT system engineer in the frame of COSMO Second Generation program funded by ASI. In particular responsible for the X-Band Transmission Assembly (TXA). From 2015 to 2020 I was the AIS P/L responsible in the frame of Sentinel-1 C&D while from 2018 to 2019 I was: • PDHT and AIS System engineer for PDH & COMM S/S in the frame of phase A/B1 of ROSE-L mission • PDHT technical responsible in the frame of the ESA EO Standard Platform Study Today I am responsible for the ROSE-L PDHT and I am the Product Line Authority (PLA) for PDHT products for the definition of the architectural PDHT solution in correspondence of user and mission needs.”
17:28 AIS Assisted Sentinel-1 SLC Image Ship Detection, Motion and Displacement Estimation
Miroslav Y. Tsvetkov (Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy & NVNA, Bulgaria); Nickolai Zhelev Kolev (Naval Academy, Bulgaria); Chavdar Alexandrov (Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, Bulgaria); Avgustin Hristov (Naval Academy, Bulgaria)
Presenter bio: Professor at Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, Varna, Bulgaria Areas of research interest: - Radiolocation (SAR) - Radionavigation (GNSS) - Modeling and simulations with MatLab
17:35 Inter-Comparability of Radiometric Performance between Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-1B
Kersten Schmidt and Marco Schwerdt (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Nuno Miranda (European Space Agency & ESRIN, Italy)
Presenter bio: Dr. Schmidt received a Diploma degree in physics from University of Freiburg in 1998 and a Ph.D. degree in atmospheric science from the University of Munich in 2007 Dr. Schmidt is with DLR since 2009 and active in the SAR calibration group of the microwave and radar institute since 2012. He is responible for the radiometric and geometric calibration of SAR systems and involved in different SAR missions like Sentinel-1, TerraSAR and TanDEM-X.
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17:42 CROME Radar Instrument aboard the COMPASS Mission
Aurélien Fourmault (MDA Corporation, Canada); Isaac B Smith (York University, Canada)
Presenter bio: Mr. Aurélien Fourmault joined MDA Montreal in 2004. He has a large experience in Space Technology especially on Synthetic Aperture Radar, Satellite Communication Antennas and Satellite Payloads. He has extensive experience on RADARSAT Constellation Mission as Antenna & Payload engineer. Mr Fourmault is participating in the Design, Analysis & Test of SAR Payloads as well as simulating Payload Image Quality performance.
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17:49 A Satellite On-Board SAR Processing Chain for Generation of Rapid Civil Alerts
Stefan Wiehle, Dominik Günzel, Björn Tings, Helko Breit, Ulrich Balss and Srikanth Mandapati (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: 2004-2014: Bachelor, Diploma and PhD in Physics at TU Braunschweig; focus on space plasma physics simulations since 2014: researcher at DLR Maritime Safety and Security Lab Bremen; focus on near real-time algorithm development for maritime SAR applications
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17:56 Atmospheric Artifacts Compensation for InSAR by Using Global and Local Numerical Weather Prediction Models
Zhongbo Hu and Jordi J. Mallorqui (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain)
Presenter bio: Zhongbo Hu was born in Hunan, China, in 1988. He received the M.S. degree from the China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China, 2015, and the Ph.D. degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in December 2019. Since 2020, he has been with the CommSensLab, UPC as a postdoctoral. His research interests include SAR data processing, differential SAR interferometry and atmospheric artifacts compensation for InSAR applications. Dr. Zhongbo Hu received the Symposium Interactive Prize Paper Award of IGARSS 2018.
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P.B: Poster (SAR Concepts & Simulators & Processing)

Room: Track B
Chair: Rudolf Zahn (Consultant, Germany)
17:00 A Compensation Method Based on Electromagnetic Vortex Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging
Gaofeng Shu, Wentao Wang and Heng Zhang (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Presenter bio: Gaofeng Shu received the B.S. degree from Wuhan University, Hubei, China, in 2015. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with Department of Space Microwave Remote Sensing Systems, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. He is currently with the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. His research interests include synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging, orbital angular momentum (OAM), and electromagnetic vortex technology in SAR system.
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17:07 A Subaperture SAR-Decomposition Algorithm to Delineate Urban Targets of Large Azimuth Angles and Vegetation
Yun Ling (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China); Yong Wang (East Carolina University, USA); Yin Zhang (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China)
Presenter bio: Yin Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate in remote sensing from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Her research interests are polarimetric radar techniques, target classification and identification.
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17:14 Multi-chromatic phase analysis of SAR images for man-made structures detection
Béatrice Pinel-Puysségur (CEA, France); Guillaume Gaillard (CEA-DAM, France)
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17:21 Range Model for High Resolution Large Squint Spaceborne SAR
Hui Kuang (Beijing Institute of Space Craft System Engineering, China); Jie Liu (Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering, China); Haifeng Yu (Beijing Institute of Space Craft System Engineering, China); Lei Liu and Shuhao Liu (Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering, China Academy of Space Technology, China); Zhibin Wang (Beijing Institute of Space Craft System Engineering, China)
17:28 Semi-Supervised SAR Target Recognition with Graph Attention Network
Liwu Wen, Xuejun Huang, Siqi Qin and Jinshan Ding (Xidian University, China)
17:35 Systematic Comparison of Backgeocoding Algorithms for SAR Processing and Simulation Environments
Alejandro Linde-Cerezo (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Marc Rodriguez-Cassola (DLR, Germany); Pau Prats and Muriel Pinheiro (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
17:42 Recovering unambiguous differential ionospheric phase screens
Francesco De Zan and Giorgio Gomba (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Paloma Saporta (Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany); Víctor D Navarro Sanchez (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
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17:49 Focusing of new generation SAR Spotlight data through the Efficient Time-Domain Back-Projection
Francesco Tataranni (INNOVA Consorzio per l'Informatica e la Telematica SrL, Italy); Antonella Gallipoli (Z. I. La Martella, III Traversa G. B. Pirelli & INNOVA Consorzio per l'Informatica e la Telematica, Italy); Paolo Inversi (Telespazio S. p. A, Italy)
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17:56 Characterization of impurities in building materials with SAR
Alexander Haas, Markus Peichl and Stephan Dill (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Studied electrical engineering and information technology in Karlsruhe at KIT. Since 2016 PhD student at the German Aerospace Center in Oberpfaffenhofen. Topic of investigations is characterization of unknown building walls with microwave radiation.
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18:03 Development of SAR system installable on a drone
Tomonori Deguchi (Nittetsu Mining Consultants Co., Ltd., Japan)

P.C: Poster (Calibration & Hardware-Aspects)

Room: Track D
Chair: Grzegorz Adamiuk (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Germany)
17:00 TanDEM-X Calibration Assessment after Redundancy Switch
Patrick T.P. Klenk, Kersten Schmidt and Thomas Kraus (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Ulrich Steinbrecher (DLR, Germany); Marco Schwerdt (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
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17:07 A Research of Amplitude and Phase Weighting Methods for Low Side-lobe Based on Arc Antenna Array
Bin Liu (Inner Mongolia University of Technology, China); Pingping Huang, WeiXian Tan and Wei Xu (Inner Mongolia University of Technology, China)
17:14 Investigation of Mutual Coupling Effects between L-Band Antennas for the Use in Accurate Transponder Devices
Anna Maria Büchner, Klaus Weidenhaupt, Markus Limbach, Sebastian Raab and Marco Schwerdt (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
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17:21 Effect of Antenna Cross-Pol Pattern on Ambiguity Performance of Quad-Pol SAR Systems
Jung-Hwan Lim, Jae Wook Lee and Taek kyung Lee (Korea Aerospace University, Korea (South))
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17:28 Design and Analysis of Light-Weight Deployable Mesh Reflector Antenna for Small Multibeam SAR Satellite
Oleksandr Sushko (EOS Ukraine, Ukraine); Elguja Medzmariashvili and Shota Tserodze (Georgian Technical University, Georgia); Dmytro Vasylenko, Serhii Khoroshylov, Oleksandr Shpylka, Serhii Martyniuk and Volodymyr Vasyliev (EOS Ukraine, Ukraine)
Presenter bio: received PhD degree from Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group at Queen Mary University of London in 2014. Currently involved in the development of spaceborne synthetic aperture radar at EOSDA in Kyiv, Ukraine. Also is an associate professor at Radioengineering Faculty of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Research interests include radar systems, reflector feed systems, UWB antennas and arrays, mm-wave and sub-THz devices and components.
17:35 Advanced Active Antenna Calibration Schemes for future space born SAR Missions
Alexander Moessinger and Grzegorz Adamiuk (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Germany)
Presenter bio: Grzegorz finished his study in RF engineering at the Technical University of Gdansk and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In 2010 he obtained his Ph.D. from KIT in the same domain. Since 2011 he is with Airbus Defence and Space in Friedrichshafen. He has been resposible for various technology developments for future SAR missions. In his current position he is heading the Future Missions, Strategy and Roadmap for Microwave Instruments and coordinating this task across 4 Airbus core countires (DE, UK, SP, FR).
17:42 Poisson's Summation Formula in Radar Imaging
Jens Fischer (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Tobias Rommel (German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Germany); Rudolf Stens (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Presenter bio: Studied mathematics at Ludwig-Maximillians-University Munich (Germany) and Sheffield University (Great Britain). He is with the German Aerospace Center's (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute (HR) since 1997, working in the team of F-SAR, DLR's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) system. His personal research interest is sampling and the Fourier transform in the context of generalized functions. He is presently working towards a PhD in mathematics at RWTH Aachen University.
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17:49 Quantum annealer for network flow minimization in InSAR images
Soronzonbold Otgonbaatar (DLR, Germany); Mihai Datcu (German Aerospace Center, Germany)
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17:56 Compressed Sensing Imaging for Staggered SAR with Low Oversampling Ratio
Xingxing Liao (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China); Changlin Jin (Southwest China Research Institute of Electronic Equipment, China); Zhe Liu (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, P.R. China)
Presenter bio: Xingxing Liao is currently pursuing the M.Sc. degree in information and communication engineering at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Her research interests include compressed sensing and advanced signal processing methods for radar.
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18:03 IQ Bias Channel Deviation on TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X
Allan Bojarski (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Markus Bachmann, Thomas Kraus, Jens Reimann, Helko Breit and Ulrich Balss (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Allan Bojarski received the Dipl. -Ing. degree in aerospace engineering from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany, in 2014. After 2 years performing battery simulations for the Daimler R&D department in Ulm, Germany, in 2016 he joined the Microwaves and Radar Institute at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. He is currently involved in various spaceborne SAR projects as a mission engineer. In this context, he is responsible for the long-term system monitoring of TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X satellites and the scientific acquisition planning for the TanDEM-X mission. Furthermore, he is designing mission scenarios, SAR satellite formations and observation concepts for several SAR missions such as Tandem-L or HRWS.
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18:10 An Echo Intensity Calculation Method based on DNN for SAR Ray-tracing Simulation
Shengren Niu (AIRCAS&School of Electronic, Electrical and Communication Engineering, UCAS&GIPAS, Beijing 100190, China); Xiaolan Qiu (AIRCAS&GIPAS, Beijing 100190, China); Chibiao Ding (AIRCAS&School of Electronic, Electrical and Communication Engineering, UCAS&GIPAS, Beijing 100190, China); Xiangyang Lin (Beijing Institute of Remote Sensing Information, Beijing 100192, China); Bin Lei (AIRCAS&School of Electronic, Electrical and Communication Engineering, UCAS&GIPAS, Beijing 100190, China)
Presenter bio: Shengren Niu received the B.Eng. degree in electronic engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2016. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at the Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. His research interests include SAR image simulation, deep learning, and neural rendering.

P.D: Poster (Interferometrie, Polarmetrie, Multi-Channel)

Room: Track C
Chair: Fabrizio Lombardini (University of Pisa, Italy)
17:00 Airborne SAR interferometry for large scale mapping of tidal flats: the GeoWAM project
Muriel Pinheiro, Rolf Scheiber, Joel Amao-Oliva, Marc Jäger, Ralf Horn and Jens Fischer (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Martin Keller (DLR, Germany); Andreas Reigber (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
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17:07 Permafrost Thawing and Freezing Process Observed by TerraSAR-X Interferometry in the Northern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Chao Wang and Hong Zhang (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS, China); Yixian Tang (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, China); Jing Wang (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS, China); Zhengjia Zhang (School of Geography and Information Engineering, China University of Geosciences, China)
17:14 DiapOTB: a new open source tool for Differential SAR interferometry
Philippe Durand and Nadine Pourthie (CNES, France); Gaelle Usseglio (THALES SERVICE, France); Céline Tison (CNES, France)
Presenter bio: working at CNES in the Processing and Radar products Department. Involved in various projects dealing with Radar Interferometry, change detection analysis or maritim surveillance.
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17:21 BelSAR: the first Belgian airborne campaign for L-band, full-polarimetric bistatic and interferometric SAR acquisitions over an agricultural site in Belgium
Anne Orban (Centre Spatial de Liège, Belgium); Denis Defrère (University of Liège, Belgium); Christian Barbier (Centre Spatial de Liège, Belgium)
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17:28 Wheat Planting Area Extraction and Yield Evaluation Based on Polarization Scattering Characteristics
Aimin Cai (38th Research Institute, China Electronic Technology Group Corporation, China)
17:35 Urban Area Analysis in Single-polarized SAR Images Based On Unsupervised Deep Learning
Zhongling Huang (Northwestern Polytechnical University); Mihai Datcu (German Aerospace Center, Germany)
17:42 Phase Mismatch Calibration for Multi-Channel TOPS SAR with Different Azimuth Steering Laws
Jialuo Hu, Wei Xu, Pingping Huang, WeiXian Tan and Yifan Dong (Inner Mongolia University of Technology, China)
Presenter bio: Jialuo Hu was born in Shanxi, China, in 1995. He received the B.S. degree in electronic information science and technology from the College of Information Science and Engineering, Shanxi Agricultural University, in 2018. He is currently pursuing the M.S. degree in electronics and communications engineering with the Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot, China. His research interests include radar signal processing, as well as high resolution and wide swath (HRWS) synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging.
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17:49 A Robust Time-domain Algorithm for Multichannel HRWS SAR Imaging
Yuekun Wang and Zhonghao Wei (Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology, China); Long Zhuang (Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics, China); Chuanzhao Han (Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology, China)
17:56 Signal Reconstruction Algorithm for Azimuth Multichannel SAR System Based on a quadratically constrained Optimization Model
Yongwei Zhang (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences & University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Wei Wang (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Presenter bio: Yongwei Zhang received the B.S. degree in mathematics and physics basic science from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 2015, and the Ph. D Degree in communication and information system from the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 2020. In 2020, he joined the Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IECAS), Beijing, where he was involved in SAR encoding technology and application. His research interests include multichannel SAR and MIMO SAR system design and signal processing, and waveform diversity.
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18:03 A parallel multi-temporal InSAR method for Sentinel-1 large scale deformation monitoring
Wei Duan, Hong Zhang and Chao Wang (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS, China); Yixian Tang (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, China)

P.E: Poster (Snow, Sea, Atmosphere)

Room: Track E
Chair: Georg Fischer (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
17:00 The detection of snow avalanches using TerraSAR-X data
Anna Wendleder (German Aerospace Center (DLR) & German Remote Sensing Data Center, Germany); Toni Lanzenberger and Andreas Schmitt (Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Presenter bio: Scientific Researcher, German Aerospace Center (DLR), German Remote Sensing Data Center, Oberpfaffenhofen: Mosaicking, Calibration, and Validation of the global TanDEM-X Digital Elevation Model (TDX-DEM), Generation of the Global Watermask within the TDX-DEM, Selection of the ICESat-1 data used as tie points for the mosaicking of the TDX-DEM, Build-up of the Multi-SAR Service (geocoding and polarimetric decomposition of all available SAR data), Processing and Analysis of SAR data (Sentinel-1, TerraSAR-X, Radarsat-1/2, Radarsat Constellation Mission, ALOS PALSAR-1/2, ERS-1/2, Envisat), SAR Applications in the cryosphere
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17:07 Onboard Processing Concept for Maritime Surveillance Demonstrated with DLR's Airborne Radar Sensors F-SAR and DBFSAR
Stefan V. Baumgartner (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Sushil Kumar Joshi (Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Stefan V. Baumgartner received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.) degree (Hons.) in electrical and communication engineering from the Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, in 2004 and the Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degree (Hons.) in electrical and communication engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2014. Since 2004, he has been with the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. His major field of activity is the development of novel moving target indication (MTI) algorithms for road and maritime traffic monitoring applications using single- and multichannel air- and spaceborne synthetic aperture radars (SARs). His research interests include along-track interferometry, space-time adaptive processing, ISAR imaging, digital beamforming on receive, time-frequency analysis, and other advanced signal and image processing techniques.
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17:14 Ship Detection Using Sentinel-1 Amplitude SAR Data
Jhordeym Santos (ISEL, Portugal); Paulo Marques (ISEL-IT Lisboa, Portugal)
Presenter bio: Paulo A. C. Marques (S?97-M'04) received the B.S. degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL) in 1990 and the E. E., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Instituto Superior T?cnico (IST) in 1993, 1997, and 2004, respectively. He is currently a Full Professor at ISEL, Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering. He is also a researcher with the Communication Theory and Pattern Recognition group at Institute of Telecommunications. His research interests are remote sensing, signal processing, image processing, and communications.
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17:21 Subsurface TomoSAR imaging of the Mittelbergferner glacier in the Austrian Alps
Gustavo Daniel Martín-del-Campo-Becerra (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Andreas Benedikter (German Aerospace Center (DLR) & University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany); Joel Amao-Oliva and Rolf Scheiber (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Gustavo Daniel Martín-del-Campo-Becerra received the Engineering degree in electronics and communications engineering from the University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, in 2008, and the M.Sci. and Dr.Sci. (Ph.D. equivalent) degrees in electrical engineering, with specialization in telecommunications, from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav), National Polytechnic Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, in 2013 and 2017, respectively. Since 2017, he has been with the Microwaves and Radar Institute (HR), German Aerospace Center (DLR). His research interests include the applications of signal processing to remote sensing, particularly SAR tomography, inverse problems, random fields estimation, and adaptive spatial analysis.
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17:28 Newly-formed sea ice distinction near the oil platform Prirazlomnaya in the Pechora Sea using polarimetric Radarsat-2 SAR observations
Dmitry V. Ivonin (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia); Andrei Yu. Ivanov (P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia); Malin Johansson (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway); Camilla Brekke (University of Tromsø, Norway)
17:35 Agricultural Land Cover Mapping based on Sentinel-1 Coherence Time-Series
Tina Nikaein (Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands); Lorenzo Iannini (Delft University of Technology, Italy); Paco Lopez Dekker (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
17:42 Ship Detection using Linear and Circular Range-Compressed Airborne Radar Data
Sushil Kumar Joshi (Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Germany); Stefan V. Baumgartner (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Since 2017 I am pursuing my doctoral research at Microwaves and Radar Institute of German Aerospace Center (DLR). My research interests are on ground moving targets indication (GMTI) applications with a primary focus on ship detection, tracking and imaging using airborne radar data.
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17:49 Evolution of supraglacial lakes on the Greenland Ice sheet during Summer Season
Anna Wendleder (German Aerospace Center (DLR) & German Remote Sensing Data Center, Germany); Grzegorz Gnatzy (University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Andreas Schmitt (Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Sahra Abdullahi (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Scientific Researcher, German Aerospace Center (DLR), German Remote Sensing Data Center, Oberpfaffenhofen: Mosaicking, Calibration, and Validation of the global TanDEM-X Digital Elevation Model (TDX-DEM), Generation of the Global Watermask within the TDX-DEM, Selection of the ICESat-1 data used as tie points for the mosaicking of the TDX-DEM, Build-up of the Multi-SAR Service (geocoding and polarimetric decomposition of all available SAR data), Processing and Analysis of SAR data (Sentinel-1, TerraSAR-X, Radarsat-1/2, Radarsat Constellation Mission, ALOS PALSAR-1/2, ERS-1/2, Envisat), SAR Applications in the cryosphere
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17:56 Selecting principal attributes in multimodal remote sensing for sea ice characterization
Eduard Khachatrian (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway); Saloua Chlaily (UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Norway); Torbjørn Eltoft (University of Tromsø, Norway); Andrea Marinoni (UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Norway)
Presenter bio: PhD Fellow at UiT, CIRFA. Work topic: multimodal integrated remote sensing for Arctic sea ice monitoring.
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18:03 Lac Bam imaged by TerraSAR-X - Classification and Visualisation of Seasonal and Annual Changes
Christoph Klingebiel and Andreas Schmitt (Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Anna Wendleder (German Aerospace Center (DLR) & German Remote Sensing Data Center, Germany); Linda Moser (GAF, Germany)
Presenter bio: Student of the university of applied science in Munich. Bachelor in Cartography and Geomedia
18:10 Spectrum properties of near-surface wind field derived from SAR in the offshore windfarm areas in the German Bight
Bughsin Djath (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht & HZG, Germany); Johannes Schulz-Stellenfleth (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany)
Presenter bio: - Bughsin Djath is a postdoc fellow at the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) near Hamburg in Germany. - She is working on the impact of offshore wind farm (OWF) wakes on the atmosphere using satellite Synthetic Apertur Radar (SAR) data.

Wednesday, March 31

Wednesday, March 31 10:00 - 11:15

A.4: TanDEM-X: The DEM Mission with Innovative Applications I (Invited)

Room: Track A
Chairs: Irena Hajnsek (ETH Zurich, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany), Manfred Zink (DLR, Germany)
10:00 TanDEM-X 10 Years of Operation: Mission Status and Science Activities
Irena Hajnsek (ETH Zurich, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)
10:15 The TanDEM-X Change DEM: the new temporal DEM of the TanDEM-X Mission
Marie Lachaise, Markus Bachmann, Thomas Fritz, Martin Huber, Barbara Schweißhelm and Birgit Wessel (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
10:30 Automatic Editing of the TanDEM-X Global DEM
Carolina González, Markus Bachmann, Jose-Luis Bueso-Bello and Paola Rizzoli (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Manfred Zink (DLR, Germany)
Presenter bio: Carolina González Chamorro received the Ingeniero Civil degree in telecommunication engineering from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria (USM), Valparaíso, Chile, in 2004. In 2005, she joined the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany, in the System Engineering and Calibration (SEC) segment of TerraSAR-X taking care of the Performance optimization of TerraSAR-X. Then, she was a System Engineer for the Instrument Operations and Calibration Segment (IOCS). Later on, she worked on synthetic aperture radar system design, performance & validation analyses for the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X missions. Currently she works on data fusion and global products as editing the TanDEM-X DEM and deriving other global products from SAR data.
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10:45 InSAR phase estimation advances for high-resolution TanDEM-X DEM generation
Francescopaolo Sica (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Nicola Gollin (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Giorgia Gobbi and Paola Rizzoli (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
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11:00 TanDEM-X Surface Elevation Changes and Synergies with COSMO-SkyMed for Cryosphere Monitoring
Pietro Milillo (University of California Irvine, USA); Eric Rignot (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA); Paola Rizzoli (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Bernd Scheuchl and Jeremie Mouginot (University of California, Irvine, USA); Jose-Luis Bueso-Bello and Pau Prats (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Manfred Zink (DLR, Germany); Luigi Dini (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Italy)
Presenter bio: Pietro Milillo is Project scientist at University of California, Irvine and a Guest Scientist at the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) in Munich. His research work combines satellite remote sensing techniques (imaging radar, laser altimetry, radio echo sounding), and airborne geophysical surveys to study the interactions of ice and climate and determine how the ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland will respond to climate change in the coming century and how they will affect global sea level.
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B.4: SAR Concepts & Simulators

Room: Track B
Chairs: Thomas Fügen (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Germany), Valeria Gracheva (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
10:00 Predictive Quantization for Onboard Data Reduction in Future SAR Systems
Nicola Gollin and Michele Martone (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Michelangelo Villano and Paola Rizzoli (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany)
Presenter bio: Nicola Gollin received the M.Sc. degree in information and communication engineering from the Università degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy, in 2018, with a thesis on predictive quantization for data volume reduction in staggered synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems, pursued at the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Wessling, Germany. Since 2018, he has been with the System Performance Group, Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), where he is currently a Project Engineer. His research interests include signal processing applied to synthetic aperture radar, and the analysis and design of future SAR systems. Mr. Gollin received the Best Paper Award at the German Microwave Conference and the ARGUS Science Award, both in 2019.
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10:15 Orbit error impacts and autofocus applied to Geosynchronous SAR (GEOSAR)
Xavier Carreño-Megias (Carrer de Jordi Girona, 1, 3 & Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain); Jorge Nicolás-Álvarez, Oriol Fusté and Antoni Broquetas (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain); Albert Aguasca (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain)
Presenter bio: Xavier Carreño Megias was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1994. He received the B.S. degree in telecommunications engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 2017 and the M.S. degree from the Department of Signal Theory and Communications, School of Telecommunications Engineering, UPC, in 2019, where he is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in signal theory.
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10:30 Simulation of Geosynchronous Hydroterra Image Products with Airborne SAR Data
Valeria Gracheva, Pau Prats, Rolf Scheiber and Ralf Horn (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Martin Keller (DLR, Germany); Jens Fischer, Andreas Reigber and Alberto Moreira (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
10:45 A Modification of Rician Distribution for SAR Image Modelling
Oktay Karakus (Visual Information Lab, University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K.); Ercan Engin Kuruoglu (Data Science and Information Technology Center, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, China); Alin M Achim (Visual Information Lab, University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K.)
Presenter bio: Dr. Oktay Karakuş received his B.Sc. degree in electronics engineering (with Honours) from Istanbul Kültür University, Turkey in 2009. Then, he received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics and communication engineering from İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey, in 2012 and 2018, respectively. Between October 2009 to December 2017, he was associated with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Yaşar University, Turkey and the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering in İzmir Institute of Technology, Turkey as a Research Assistant. He was a Visiting Scholar with the ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy in 2017. From March 2018, He is working as a Research Associate in image processing at the University of Bristol, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. His research interests are mostly in statistical/Bayesian signal and image processing and its applications in SAR imagery, telecommunications, and energy.
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11:00 Dynamic 3D Model of a Tree for High-Resolution SAR Imaging
Xavier Husson (ONERA & Université Paris Saclay, France); Thomas Lepetit and Fabrice Boust (ONERA, France); Nicolas Trouvé (Onera, France)
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C.4: Polarimetry I (invited)

Room: Track C
Chairs: Laurent Ferro-Famil (University of Rennes 1, France), Armando Marino (The University of Stirling, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
10:00 Modeling of the impact of the soil roughness on PolSAR images
Flora Weissgerber and Elise Colin Koeniguer (ONERA, France); Nicolas Trouvé (Onera, France)
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10:15 Multi-aspect Polarimetric SAR Image Scattering Feature Information Coding and Classification with Machine Learning Approach
Yang Li (School of Information Science and Technology, North China University of Technology, China)
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10:30 Polarimetric Change Analysis in Forest using PolInSAR Ground and Volume separation techniques
Alberto Alonso-González (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou (German Aerospace Center, Germany)
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10:45 Inferring the Dielectric Properties of Oil Slick from Multifrequency SAR imagery via a Polarimetric Two-Scale Model
Cornelius P Quigley (UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, Norway); Camilla Brekke and Torbjørn Eltoft (University of Tromsø, Norway)
Presenter bio: Received a Bachelor degree in Physics in June 2013 from the Department of Physics at the National University of Ireland, Cork. Received a Masters degree from the Department of Physics and Technology at the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway in June 2017. Started as a PhD student at the same department in September 2017, with the Center for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations (CIRFA). Current research interests include remote sensing of ocean areas, specifically by polarimetric SAR and with a focus on marine oil pollution.
11:00 Effect of polarimetric information on time-frequency analysis using spaceborne SAR image
Lu Zhang (Aerospace Information Research Institute, CAS, China); Yue Huang and Laurent Ferro-Famil (University of Rennes 1, France); Wenjin Wu (Aerospace Information Research Institute, CAS, China)
Presenter bio: LuZhang (Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in SAR remote sensing from the Institute of Remote Sensing Application, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China, in 2008. He is an Associate Professor with the Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Aerospace Information Research Institute, CAS. He was a Visiting Scientist with the Institute of Telecommunication and Electric of Rennes, University of Rennes 1, France, in 2013. He is the author of 80 journal papers on SAR remote sensing. His research interests include SAR image processing, information extraction and physical parameter estimation model, Big earth data and moon-based remote sensing.
Presenter bio: Laurent Ferro-Famil (Member, IEEE) received the Laurea degree in electronics systems and computer engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics from the University of Nantes, Nantes, France, in 1996, 1996, and 2000, respectively. In 2001, he became an Associate Professor with the University of Rennes 1, Toulouse, France, where he has been a Full Professor, since 2011. He is the Head of the Waves and Signals Department, IETR Laboratory, Rennes, and also with the Radar Group of CESBIO Laboratory, Toulouse. His activities in education are concerned with analog electronics, digital communications, microwave theory, signal processing, and polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) remote sensing. His research interests include radar signal processing for remote sensing application, including radar polarimetry theory, electromagnetic imaging and natural media remote sensing using radar multi-baseline PolInSAR data, with application to classification, electromagnetic scattering modeling, physical parameter retrieval, and 3-D reconstruction of environments using tomography.
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D.4: Multidimensional Imagery from Multichannel SAR Data (invited)

Room: Track D
Chairs: Fabrizio Lombardini (University of Pisa, Italy), Andreas Reigber (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
10:00 GPU accelerated processor for continuous L- and C- band SAR tomography
Andrey Giardino and Paolo Pasquali (SARMAP, Switzerland); Marco Defilippi (Sarmap, Switzerland); Achille Peternier (SUPSI, Switzerland); Christopher Hereward Buck (European Space Agency, The Netherlands)
Presenter bio: Senior Earth Observation Engineer at Sarmap SA.
10:15 Adaptive processing for spaceborne monitoring of forests using SAR tomography
Laurent Ferro-Famil and Yue Huang (University of Rennes 1, France); Stefano Tebaldini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Presenter bio: Laurent Ferro-Famil (Member, IEEE) received the Laurea degree in electronics systems and computer engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics from the University of Nantes, Nantes, France, in 1996, 1996, and 2000, respectively. In 2001, he became an Associate Professor with the University of Rennes 1, Toulouse, France, where he has been a Full Professor, since 2011. He is the Head of the Waves and Signals Department, IETR Laboratory, Rennes, and also with the Radar Group of CESBIO Laboratory, Toulouse. His activities in education are concerned with analog electronics, digital communications, microwave theory, signal processing, and polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) remote sensing. His research interests include radar signal processing for remote sensing application, including radar polarimetry theory, electromagnetic imaging and natural media remote sensing using radar multi-baseline PolInSAR data, with application to classification, electromagnetic scattering modeling, physical parameter retrieval, and 3-D reconstruction of environments using tomography.
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10:30 A New Paradigm to Observe Early Warning Faults of Critical Infrastructures by Micro-Motion Estimation from Satellite SAR Observations. Application to Pre-Collapse Damage Assessment of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa (Italy)
Filippo Biondi (University of L'Aquila, Italy); Pia Addabbo (University G. Fortunato, Italy); Carmine Clemente (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Danilo Orlando (Universita' degli Studi Niccolo' Cusano, Italy)
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Wednesday, March 31 11:15 - 11:45

Coffee Break

Room: Forum

Wednesday, March 31 11:45 - 13:00

A.5: TanDEM-X: The DEM Mission with Innovative Applications II (Invited)

Room: Track A
Chairs: Irena Hajnsek (ETH Zurich, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany), Manfred Zink (DLR, Germany)
11:45 An Investigation of Forest Height Estimation by using TanDEM-X Local InSAR Phase Center Variations
Changhyun Choi (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Matteo Pardini and Roman Guliaev (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Master of school of earth and environmental sciences, Seoul National University (SNU). Working place: German Aerospace Center (DLR) as PhD student PhD student: ETH Zurich
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12:00 Extraction of Absolute Water Level in the Florida Everglades Using TanDEM-X Bistatic Science Phase Observations with a Large Perpendicular Baseline
Sang-Hoon Hong (Pusan National University, Korea (South)); Shimon Wdowinski (Florida International University, USA); Sang-Wan Kim (Sejong University, Korea (South))
12:15 Detection of retrogressive thaw slumps using TanDEM-X observations: Possibilities and Limitations
Philipp Bernhard (ETH Zürich, Switzerland); Simon Zwieback (University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA); Silvan Leinss (ETH Zürich, Switzerland); Irena Hajnsek (ETH Zurich, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)
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12:30 Global Glacier Surface Elevation Change and Geodetic Mass Balance Estimations
Philipp Malz, Christian Sommer, David Farías and Thorsten Seehaus (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany); Matthias Braun (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg (FAU), Germany)
Presenter bio: PhD candidate at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. The Group of Matthias Braun, that I work for, has a focus on Microwave Remote Sensing.
12:45 PolSAR based Scattering Characterization for Sea-Ice Topographic Retrieval using TanDEM-X Data
Lanqing Huang (ETH Zürich, Switzerland); Irena Hajnsek (ETH Zurich, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)
Presenter bio: Lanqing Huang is a visiting PhD student from ETH Zurich. Her main research interest is the sea ice topographic retrieval from TanDEM-X data.
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B.5: Space SAR Missions and Systems

Room: Track B
Chairs: Joachim H. G. Ender (Fraunhofer FHR & Universität Siegen, Germany), Rolf Scheiber (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
11:45 The SCOUT Product Line for AIRBUS Space-Borne X-Band SAR Instruments
Alexander Werner Hees (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Germany); Martin Stangl (Airbus Defence and Space, Germany); Michael Frerich, Rainer Wilhelm, Thomas Schwämmlein and Andreas Rathke (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Germany)
Presenter bio: Martin Kirscht received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Aachen University of Technology (RWTH Aachen) in 1992 and the PhD (Dr.-Ing.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Hannover, Germany, in 2001. From 1993 to 1999 he worked on the detection and velocity estimation of moving objects in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) at the University of Hannover. From 2000 to 2016, he was system engineer at Dornier GmbH, now Hensoldt Sensors GmbH, in Friedrichshafen, Germany. In 2009, he was appointed as expert for ‘Aerospace based Ground Surveillance Radar Design'. Since 2016, he is with the Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Friedrichshafen. His working fields have been SAR processing algorithms, radar core electronics hardware, as well as system engineering for different SAR/MTI surveillance radars as the SOSTAR-X and the SmartRadar. Today, he is responsible for verification, validation & test of active phased array SAR instruments for different SAR satellites.
12:00 Sentinel-1 Next Generation: main mission and instrument perfor-mance of the Phase 0
Mariantonietta Zonno and Jalal Matar (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Felipe Queiroz de Almeida (German Aerospace Center (DLR) & Microwaves and Radar Institute, Germany); Marwan Younis and Jens Reimann (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Marc Rodriguez-Cassola and Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany); Andrea Perrera (Thales Alenia Space Italia, Italy); Michel Tossaint (European Space Agency, The Netherlands)
Presenter bio: Dr. Mariantonietta Zonno is a Research Scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute with experience in Earth Observation (EO) radar missions, systems, and applications. Her main research interests include the study of future EO Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) mission concepts and analysis of mission performance. Along with the research activity, she has held both technical and managing positions in national and international projects and ESA studies.
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12:15 An Update on the Capella Space Radar Constellation
Gordon Farquharson and Davide Castelletti (Capella Space, USA); Craig Stringham (Capella Space Corporation, USA); Duncan Eddy (Capella Space, USA)
Presenter bio: Dr. Farquharson has 25 years of experience in design, construction, and operation of radar remote sensing instruments, and in analysis of microwave and millimeter-wave radar data. He is currently the Director of Radar Systems at Capella Space, where he manages a team of engineers to develop and build the Capella synthetic aperture radar.
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12:30 Formation Considerations for Distributed Satellite SAR Systems
Thomas Kraus (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany); Markus Bachmann and Alberto Moreira (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Thomas Kraus received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany, in 2009. In 2010, he joined the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, where he is working in the field of spaceborne SAR. He is involved in the instrument commanding, the processing, and the analysis of scientific and experimental acquisitions in the framework of the projects TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X. He was responsible for the performance analysis during the operational implementation of the Staring Spotlight and the wide ScanSAR modes of TerraSAR-X as well as the dual receive antenna mode in the bistatic science phase of TanDEM-X. For the geostationary mission proposal Hydroterra he also contributed the SAR performance analysis. His research interests include radar system performance, the development of innovative SAR modes, and the analysis of distributed satellite SAR systems.
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C.5: Polarimetry II (invited)

Room: Track C
Chairs: Laurent Ferro-Famil (University of Rennes 1, France), Armando Marino (The University of Stirling, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
11:45 Double bounce mechanism and deterministic targets in SAR remote sensing
Laetitia Thirion-Lefevre and Regis Guinvarc'h (CentraleSupelec, France); Elise Colin Koeniguer (ONERA, France)
12:00 A new decomposition of compound polarimetric targets
Armando Marino (The University of Stirling, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
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12:15 Polarimetric Scattering based Support GLRT for Detection of Permanent Scatterers
Hossein Aghababaei (University of Twente, The Netherlands); Giampaolo Ferraioli (Università di Napoli Parthenope, Italy); Alessandra Budillon (University of Naples Parthenope, Italy); Vito Pascazio and Gilda Schirinzi (Università di Napoli Parthenope, Italy)
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D.5: Remote Sensing and Application

Room: Track D
Chairs: Filippo Biondi (University of L'Aquila & Italian Ministry of Defence, Italy), Rudolf Zahn (Consultant, Germany)
11:45 Campotosto Dam Destabilization Under Earthquake Series Ongoing in Central Italy
Filippo Biondi (University of L'Aquila, Italy); Pia Addabbo (University G. Fortunato, Italy); Carmine Clemente (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Danilo Orlando (Universita' degli Studi Niccolo' Cusano, Italy)
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12:00 X-Band/C-Band-Comparison of Ship Wake Detectability
Björn Tings, Sven Jacobsen and Stefan Wiehle (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Egbert Schwarz (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Holger Daedelow (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Björn Tings was born on 29th of June, 1987 in Aachen, Germany. He accomplished his Bachelor studies in Scientific Programming and his simultaneous qualification in Mathematical-technical Software Development in 2010 at RWTH Aachen University. In 2013 he received his Master degree in Artificial Intelligence at Maastricht University. Since 2013 he is employed as research associate in the team of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) oceanography at the Remote Sensing Technology Institute of German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Bremen, Germany. He is responsible for integrating the team’s research and development work into operational prototype software for robust and fast processing of SAR data. His research comprises the automatic detection and classification of ship signatures on SAR imagery. As PhD student at Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg he also elaborates on the automatic recognition of ship’s wake signatures of moving vessels.
12:15 Influence on Radar Back-scatter of Oil Spreading and Evaporation in Marine Oil Spills
Isa Yunusa Chedi (Surrey Space Center & University of Surrey, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Donato Amitrano (Surrey Space Centre, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Raffaella Guida (University of Surrey, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
Presenter bio: Chedi has a rich background in environmental resources management. He is presently working with the Nigerian government regulatory agency-National Oil spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA). An agency that regulates the oil and gas industry to ensure compliance with environmental laws, regulations, treaties, and conventions to protect the Nigerian environment from oil pollution, and Best Oil Field Practices.
12:30 Spaceborne SAR wave mode as big data for global ocean wave measurements
Bingqing Huang (Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); XiaoMing Li (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Presenter bio: Ms.BingQing Huang is currently a Ph.D. candidate of the Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her research interests are on ocean wave measurements by spaceborne SAR.
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12:45 Ocean wave measurement by the along-track and cross-track interferometric SAR
Shoichiro Kojima (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology & Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, Japan)

E.5: Snow, Ice, and Glacier I

Room: Track E
Chair: Georg Fischer (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
11:45 Ice-sheet sounding at X, L and UHF bands from high altitude by vertical SAR imaging
Hubert M.J. Cantalloube (ONERA Université Paris-Saclay, France)
Presenter bio: Born 1962 secondary education at Military Cadet's "collège militaire de Saint-Cyr" undergrad (mathematic) at Sainte Geneviève jesuit college in Versailles joined "École Normale Supérieure" in Paris (mathematics dept.) in 1982 MSc "Diplôme d'Études Approfondies" in computer science (University Paris VII) 1984 PhD in Electrical Engineering (on automatic control) at McGill University in Montreal (1989) Scientist in image (visible and IR) processing for remote sensing and navigation (1989-1996) at ONERA in Châtillon (France) Scientist in radar remote sensing (1996-present) at ONERA in Palaiseau (France) Private pilot SEP licence (1998) and skydiving B² licence (2010)
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12:00 A wavelet-based thermal noise removal approach for Sentinel-1 records on polar areas
Saloua Chlaily and Thomas Kræmer (UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Norway); Torbjørn Eltoft (University of Tromsø, Norway); Andrea Marinoni (UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Norway)
Presenter bio: Saloua Chlaily received a double M.Sc degree in 2013 from École Nationale Supérieure d'Électrotechnique, d'Électronique, d'Informatique, d'Hydraulique et des Télécommunications (ENSEEIHT), Toulouse, France, and from Hassania School of Public Works (EHTP), Casablanca, Morocco, in Electronics Engineering and Electrical Engineering, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Signal, Image, Speech, and Telecommunication from Grenoble Alpes University, Grenoble, France, in 2018. She is currently a researcher at UiT The Arctic Univesity of Norway. She is conducting her research at the Center of Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations (CIRFA). Her research interest includes multimodal data analysis, signal processing, and image processing.
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12:15 The Added-Value of TOPSAR Coherence Tracking for Sentinel-1 Interferometry Over Ice Shelves
Quentin Glaude (Université de Liège & Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium); Dominique Derauw (Centre Spatial de Liège, Belgium & Instituto de Investigación en Paleobiología y Geología - Universidad Nacional de Rio Negro-CONICET, Argentina); Christian Barbier (Centre Spatial de Liège, Belgium); Frank Pattyn (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Presenter bio: Quentin Glaude has a Master Degree in Geomatics. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in cograduation in the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the Universite de Liege (ULiege), Belgium. He is a remote sensing specialist, especially in SAR remote sensing and TOPSAR interferometry. His research focuses in observing the Antarctic Ice Sheet at high accuracy and high revisit rate thanks to Sentinel-1 TOPSAR acquisition mode.
12:30 SAR Image Texture Entropy Analysis for Applicability Assessment of Area-Based and Feature-Based Aea Ice Tracking Approaches
Denis Demchev (Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Norway & Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Russia); Leif E.B. Eriksson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Vasily Smolanitsky (Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Russia)
Presenter bio: Received the Ph.D. degree in oceanography from Saint-Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2007. He was a leading programmer with the Center for ice and hydrometeorogical information at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, and a researcher with the Nansen International and Remote Sensing Center, St. Petersburg. In 2019, he was a project assistant at the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Since 2020, he is a researcher at the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen, Norway. His main focus is on sea ice dynamics retrieval and validation from satellite SAR data with a particular interest in localization of ice deformation features like leads and ridges.
12:45 Synthetic aperture radar data analysis by deep learning for automatic sea ice classification
Salman Khaleghian and Thomas Kræmer (UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Norway); Alistair Everett, Åshild Kiærbech and Nick Hughes (Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway); Torbjorn Eltoft (Norway & UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway); Andrea Marinoni (UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Norway)
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Wednesday, March 31 13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Room: Forum

Wednesday, March 31 14:00 - 15:15

A.6: Calibration

Room: Track A
Chair: Guillaume Hajduch (CLS, France)
14:00 Exploiting Sentinel-1 data to assess Radio Frequency Interference impact on geosynchronous SAR
Andrea Recchia, Niccolo' Franceschi, Alessandro Cotrufo, Riccardo Piantanida and Davide Giudici (Aresys, Italy); Andrea Monti-Guarnieri (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Presenter bio: Andrea Recchia was born in Bergamo, Italy, on July 7, 1983. He received the master's degree in telecommunication engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree aimed at assessing the feasibility of a novel geosynchronous SAR system in the presence of scene and APS decorrelation, in 2015. Since 2008 he joined Aresys, a PoliMI spin-off, specialized in radar and geophysics remote sensing solutions. He is part of the Earth Observation R&D team with particular interest in SAR data processing, SAR data quality assessment, and future missions design and evaluation. He is a member of the Sentinel-1 Mission Performance Center with the role of Expert Support Laboratory responsible for the instrument performance characterisation.
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14:15 Estimation of Multi-Channel SAR Instrument Errors using a Hybrid Calibration System Model
Jan Paul Kroll (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Marwan Younis (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany)
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14:30 In-Flight Multi-Channel Calibration for Airborne Post-Doppler STAP
Andre Barros Cardoso da Silva (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Stefan V. Baumgartner (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
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14:45 Concurrent Internal Calibration of Spaceborne SAR Systems
Jens Reimann and Marco Schwerdt (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Jens Reimann received his Ph.D. about multi-polarimetric calibration of weather radar in 2013. Since the same year he is with the Microwave and Radar Institute of the German Aerosapce Agency, DLR. He was working on calibration of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X as well as for the Sentinel-1 mission. Furthermore he is activly contributing to the DLR's in-house reference target development. Recently he joint ESA's ROSE-L programm as project leader for calibration.
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15:00 Sentinel-1A/B SAR Calibration and Performance Status
Nuno Miranda (European Space Agency & ESRIN, Italy); Peter Meadows (BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Riccardo Piantanida, Andrea Recchia and Niccolo' Franceschi (Aresys, Italy); Guillaume Hajduch (CLS, France); Pauline Vincent (Collecte Localisation Satellites CLS, France); Alexis Mouche (Ifremer, France); David Small (University of Zurich, Switzerland); Adrian Schubert (Remote Sensing Laboratories, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Presenter bio: He graduated from Telecom Bretagne in 2000 with emphasis in signal processing and digital communications. He worked as a PhD student on high resolution ship target ISAR imaging at Thales Airborne Systems and Telecom Bretagne, Brest France. In 2003, he received the Ph.D. in signal/image processing and remote sensing from the University of Rennes 1, France. He spent one year mainly working on very high resolution SAR imaging at Thales Information Systems and Thales Airborne Systems, Brest France. He joined BOOST Technologies in 2005, studying new concepts of spaceborne radar missions and exploitation of SAR images for marine applications. Since 2008 at CLS, he is involved in activities related to the Sentinel-1 mission, including the development of the L2 Ocean Processor. Since 2012 he has been involved in the Sentinel-1 Mission Performance Centre (MPC). He is leading the SAR R&D department at CLS (Expertise & Innovation department).
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B.6: Image Filtering, Enhancement, and Correction

Room: Track B
Chairs: Michael Eineder (German Aerospace Center (DLR) & Technische Universität München, Germany), Helene Oriot (ONERA, France)
14:00 Interpreter-Based Evaluation of Compressed SAR Images Using JPEG and HEVC Intra Coding: Compression Can Improve Usability
Ulrike Pestel-Schiller and Jörn Ostermann (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)
Presenter bio: Ulrike Pestel-Schiller works at the Institut für Informationsverarbeitung at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. As spare-time work she tutors an experimental lecture about digital signal processing at the University of Applied Science and Arts in Hannover. Her current research interests are coding and evaluation of SAR image data and processing and coding of hyperspectral image data.
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14:15 The Joint Filtering Method Of Multibaseline InSAR In NSST Domain Based On Kurtosis
Yanfang Liu (The School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, China); Shiqiang Li (Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Heng Zhang (Chinese of Academy of Science, China)
Presenter bio: The School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, China , PhD student
14:30 A scheme for stabilizing the image generation for VideoSAR
Fabian Hartmann, Aron Sommer, Ulrike Pestel-Schiller and Jörn Ostermann (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)
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14:45 An Integrated Approach for SAR Image Speckle Reduction and Target Detection
Si-Wei Chen, Xing-Chao Cui and Xuesong Wang (National University of Defense Technology, China); Shunping Xiao (National University of Denfence Technology, China)
Presenter bio: Xing-Chao Cui received the M.S. degree in 2019 from the National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, where he is currently working toward the Ph. degree with the School of Electronic Science and Engineering. His research interests include polarimetric synthetic aperture radar and target detection.
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15:00 Absolute Radiometric Calibration of Broadband X-Band Transponders
Sebastian Raab, Kersten Schmidt, Klaus Weidenhaupt, Jens Reimann, Anna Maria Büchner and Marco Schwerdt (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Since 2013: Calibration Engineer at DLR's Microwaves and Radar Institute. Focus on research, development, and operation of novel reference targets. Involved in development and operation of DLR transponders for: - Sentinel-1, - CSA's RADRASAT Constellation Mission (RCM), - Future missions (KompSAT-6, HRWS, ROSE-L). Expert in development of novel calibration transponders and in operation of suitable refenrence targets.
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C.6: Polarimetry

Room: Track C
Chairs: Andreas Danklmayer (Fraunhofer FHR, Germany), Marco Lavalle (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA)
14:00 Multistatic dual-polarimetric through-wall 3D-SAR
Daniel Andre (Cranfield University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Francis M Watson (Dstl, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Mark Finnis (Cranfield University, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
Presenter bio: Daniel has conducted ATR related SAR feature extraction and simulation research during the course of his radar career based first at DERA, QinetiQ, Dstl and now Cranfield University. In the field of InSAR he developed a novel understanding of SAR image coherence and speckle over mountainous terrain. In this area he developed a new image formation algorithm designed to remove topographically related incoherence, winning a UK civil service scientist innovation award: The John Benjamin Memorial prize. He also researches bistatic polarimetry, multipath, vibrometry, RCS prediction at both low and high frequency bands, and 3D multistatic image formation.
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14:15 Azimuth Ambiguity in Quad-Pol SAR from the Perspective of Target Decomposition
Peng Li (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Xiuqing Liu and Dacheng Liu (Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Pengfei Zhao (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Presenter bio: Peng Li received the B.Eng. degree in electronic information engineering from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, in 2017. He is pursuing the Ph.D. degree with Department of Space Microwave Remote Sensing System, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. His research interests include applications of ambiguities of quad-pol SAR, SAR polarimetry for land cover classification, and inversion of rotation angles in built-up areas.
14:30 Urban Area Extraction Using Optimal Roll-invariant Features and Multi-Aperture Polarimetric Entropy
Yu Wang (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academic of Sciences, China); Weidong Yu and Chunle Wang (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
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14:45 Estimation of Tree Height Using the ESPRIT Algorithm with ALOS/PALSAR Dual-pol InSAR Datasets
Dongyang Liu (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China); Yong Wang (East Carolina University, USA)
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D.6: Interferometry I

Room: Track D
Chair: Horst Hammer (Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB, Germany)
14:00 Super Resolution Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (SR-PSI)--PS densification through Capon based SAR reprocessing
Hao Zhang (Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China); Paco Lopez Dekker (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Presenter bio: Hao Zhang received the Ph.D. degree from Wuhan University, China in 2020. He is now a lecturer at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications. His research interests are the processing and application of SAR/InSAR.
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14:15 Interferometric phase uncertainty estimation for decorrelating heterogeneous targets
Simon Zwieback and Franz J Meyer (University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA)
Presenter bio: Assistant Professor: University of Alaska Fairbanks PhD from ETH Zurich in 2016 Research interests: microwave remote sensing, permafrost, uncertainty analysis
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14:30 Nonlinear displacement analysis using cluster based PS extraction and Gaussian process regression
Taichi Tanaka (NEC Corporation, Japan); Osamu Hoshuyama (NEC, Japan)
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14:45 An Effective Approach to Select Valid and Accurate Ground Control Points in SBAS-InSAR Technique
Yan Yan (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China); Yong Wang (East Carolina University, USA)
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15:00 Validation of the Tropospheric Corrected Interferograms and Analysis of the expected Performance in Deformation Rate Estimation
Alessandro Parizzi (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Ramon Brcic (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Francesco De Zan (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
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E.6: Snow, Ice, and Glacier II

Room: Track E
Chair: Rolf Scheiber (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
14:00 ICESAR 2019 - A Study on Sea Ice based on F-SAR XCL-Band Data
Ralf Horn, Rolf Scheiber and Joel Amao-Oliva (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Ronny Haensch (DLR, Germany); Felix Weinmann and Marc Jäger (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Rolf Scheiber received the Diploma degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany in 1994. In 2003 he completed the PhD degree also in electrical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany with a thesis on airborne SAR interferometry. Since 1994 he has been with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute, where he developed the first operational high precision interferometric SAR processor for its E-SAR airborne sensor. Since 2001 he is heading the SAR Signal Processing Group within the SAR Technology Department, where he is currently supervising the F-SAR and DBFSAR airborne SAR processing activities. Dr. Scheiber also supported several ESA projects including the Sentinel program with several activities related to the demonstration of the new TOPS imaging mode with TerraSAR-X. His research interests include algorithm development for air- and spaceborne SAR focussing, SAR interferometry, differential SAR interferometry, SAR tomography, circular SAR as well as radio ice-sounding algorithms and applications.
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14:15 A Volumetric P-band Imaging Concept for the SAR Exploration of Saturn's Moon Enceladus
Andreas Benedikter (German Aerospace Center (DLR) & University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany); Marc Rodriguez-Cassola (DLR, Germany)
Presenter bio: Andreas Benedikter received the M.Sc. degree (with distinction) in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, in 2019, from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree with the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Since 2018, he is with the Microwaves and Radar Institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR-HR) as a research scientist. His current research interests include radar signal processing and the study and design of future radar mission concepts, especially in the context of planetary exploration missions.
14:30 Towards Pan-Arctic Sea Ice Type Retrieval using Sentinel-1 TOPSAR modes
Suman Singha (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
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14:45 Fast Azimuthal Displacement Retrieval from TOPSAR Burst Overlapping Interferometry: Application in Dronning Maud Land (Antarctica)
Quentin Glaude (Université de Liège & Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium); Dominique Derauw (Centre Spatial de Liège, Belgium & Instituto de Investigación en Paleobiología y Geología - Universidad Nacional de Rio Negro-CONICET, Argentina); Christian Barbier (Centre Spatial de Liège, Belgium); Frank Pattyn (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Presenter bio: Quentin Glaude has a Master Degree in Geomatics. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in cograduation in the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the Universite de Liege (ULiege), Belgium. He is a remote sensing specialist, especially in SAR remote sensing and TOPSAR interferometry. His research focuses in observing the Antarctic Ice Sheet at high accuracy and high revisit rate thanks to Sentinel-1 TOPSAR acquisition mode.
15:00 Sentinel-1 TOPS Interferometry for Ice Flow Mapping
Anders Kusk, Jonas Kvist Andersen and John Peter Merryman Boncori (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Presenter bio: PhD student at DTU Space, Technical University of Denmark. Working mainly on SAR Interferometry for ice velocity retrieval, specifically using Sentinel-1 TOPS data.
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Wednesday, March 31 15:15 - 15:35

Coffee Break

Room: Forum

Wednesday, March 31 15:35 - 16:50

A.7: Challenges for next generation SAR

Room: Track A
Chairs: Dirk Geudtner (European Space Agency, The Netherlands), Guy Seguin (INSARSAT Inc., Canada)
15:35 A MirrorSAR Case Study Based on the X-Band High Resolution Wide Swath Satellite (HRWS)
Josef Hermann Martin Mittermayer (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany); Allan Bojarski (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Mariantonietta Zonno, Michelangelo Villano and Alberto Moreira (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Josef Mittermayer is with the Microwaves and Radar Institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
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15:50 GEO-SAR Orbit Characteristics derived from the Hydroterra Mission Performance Model
Carsten Jonas, Carmen Velarde, Simone Gabrielli, Egemen Imre and Ann-Theres Schulz (OHB System AG, Germany)
Presenter bio: - graduated in mathematics: Optimal Control @ Universität Hamburg in 2009 - Systems analyst @ Radar Systemtechnik from 2009 till 2017 - Systems analyst @ OHB System AG since 2017 - working on SAR processing algorithms and SAR system design
Presenter bio: MSc. Aerospace Engineer, works as System Engineer for early phase 0/B1 studies and proposals at OHB System, Bremen. This work was developed in the frame of the ESA Hydroterra EE10 mission, with the role of Mission Architect. Other highlighted activities are Debris related projects, study lead for the Multi-Service Missions Opportunities study and Mission Engineer for Sentinel-1 Next Generation.
16:05 HRWS: The upcoming German X-Band Spaceborne SAR Mission
Michael Bartusch, Christian Bruens, Samuel Stettner and Adriana Elizabeth Nuncio Quiroz (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Dr. Elizabeth Nuncio is working at the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Since 2018, she is system engineer for the management of the German civilian spaceborne radar missions: TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X, and mainly for HRWS and the missions of the future. Before DLR, Elizabeth worked on the development of new radar technologies at the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques (FHR, Wachtberg). She also spent several years doing research on experimental high energy physics at CERN (Geneva) and DESY (Hamburg), as well as, theoretical physics at ITP (Hannover) and nuclear physics at ININ (Mexico). She has a broad teaching experience and is the former officer for gender equality of the FHR Institut.
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B.7: Change Detection

Room: Track B
Chair: Ulrike Pestel-Schiller (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)
15:35 Potential of MEO SAR for Global Deformation Mapping
Jalal Matar (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Marc Rodriguez-Cassola and Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany); Mariantonietta Zonno and Alberto Moreira (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Jalal Matar was born in Lebanon, in 1989. He received the M.S. degree in communications technology from Ulm University, Germany, in 2014. He is currently working towards the Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degree in electrical engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. Since September 2014, he is with the Microwaves and Radar Institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR-HR) as a research scientist. His research interests include the study and design of future SAR mission concepts, especially high-altitude spaceborne systems at medium Earth orbit altitudes.
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15:50 Enhancement of Coherence Images for Coherent Change Detection
Horst Hammer (Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB, Germany); Fabian Lorenz (Fraunhofer IOSB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany); Erich Cadario and Silvia Kuny (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany); Antje Thiele (Fraunhofer IOSB & Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany)
Presenter bio: 1994-2001: Student of Mathematics at Karlsruhe University (now KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany; Degree: Diploma of Mathematics 2001-2006: PhD student at the Department of Mathematics, Chair for Algebra and Number Theory; Degree: Ph.D. 2006-present: Research associate at Fraunhofer IOSB, Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation Main interests: SAR simulation, SAR change detection, Automatic Target Recognition in SAR images
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16:05 Change Categorization in Short-Term SAR Time Series
Markus Boldt and Erich Cadario (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)
Presenter bio: - Research Associate; - Since 2011 with the Fraunhofer IOSB in Ettlingen, Germany; - Topics: Applications of SAR remote sensing with focus on change detection
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16:20 Improving PSI processing of mining induced large deformations with external models
Sen Du (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain); Jordi J. Mallorqui (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain); Hongdong Fan (China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China)
Presenter bio: Sen Du received the B.S. degrees in geodesy and surveying engineering from China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China, in 2015. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. He joined the CommSensLab, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, in September 2018, where his main work focuses on application of SAR to terrain deformation monitoring with orbital and ground data. His research interests include SAR interferometry and offset tracking techniques and its application on terrain deformation detection.
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C.7: Ionosphere, Wave Propagation, Refection Effects

Room: Track C
Chairs: Boris Kutuza (Kotel'nikov Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics of RAS, Russia), Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou (German Aerospace Center, Germany)
15:35 Compensation of ionospheric effects for InSAR stacks by means of a split-spectrum method
Víctor D Navarro Sanchez, Giorgio Gomba, Francesco De Zan and Karsten Kretschmer (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Víctor Diego Navarro Sánchez received his engineer’s degree in telecommunication (Miguel Hernandez University, 2009), master’s degree in information technology (University of Alicante, 2011), and PhD in computer science (University of Alicante, 2014). He worked for Starlab Barcelona S.L. Space Division (2012-2019). In 2019 he joined DLR as research fellow. His research interests include polarimetric and interferometric SAR and multispectral methods for urban and natural environments monitoring and classification.
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15:50 The influence of ionospheric inhomogeneities on remote sensing of the Earth from space
Boris Kutuza (Kotel'nikov Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics of RAS, Russia); Andrew S. Kryukovsky (Russian New University & Institute of Radio-engineerihg and Electronics, Russia); Yulia Bova (Russian New University, Russia); Vladimir Stasevich (NPP ROBIS, 1, Russia)
Presenter bio: Boris G. Kutuza born January 26, 1938, in Kharkov, USSR. Graduate of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT, State University). He joined the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics (IRE) in 1961, now Kotelnikov IRE of Russian Academy of Sciences. He received the Doctor degree in Physics and Mathematics (Ph.D) in 1966 and Professor rank in 1982. He is the author and co-author of more than 250 publications and of 6 Inventor's Certificates. He is currently the head of Laboratory of Aerospace Microwave Remote Sensing of the Environment. His research related to microwave radiative transfer, microwave emission of the atmosphere-ocean system; in the application of microwave remote sensing techniques; surface and subsurface remote sensing of the Earth covers by SAR. He has been awarded with the honorary title of the USSR State Prize Laureate (in 1987) and of the Russian State Prize Laureate (in 2000). He took part in the national programs of the microwave remote sensing of the Earth from space (including "INTERCOSMOS"and "PRIRODA" projects), since the first microwave radiometric satellite "Cosmos-243" launching, in 1968. Now he is supervisor of the experiment with P-band SAR an International Space Station. He is member of IEEE (1993) and AGU (2004).
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16:05 Combined Estimation of Ionospheric Scintillations in SAR Images exploiting Faraday Rotation and Autofocus for the Biomass Mission
Valeria Gracheva (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Jun Su Kim (DLR, Germany); Pau Prats (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Marc Rodriguez-Cassola (DLR, Germany); Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou (German Aerospace Center, Germany)
16:20 Polar Ionosphere Irregularity Structure and Dynamics by means of X-band Space-borne Synthetic Aperture Radar
Jun Su Kim (DLR, Germany); Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou (German Aerospace Center, Germany)
Presenter bio: Working at DLR since 2008. Got PhD on 2013. Main topics are the identification and correction of the ionospheric effects on SAR, ionospheric monitoring by means of SAR, polarimetic calibration and PolInSAR.
16:35 RCS analysis of 3-Dimensional ship for SAR performance evaluation
Marta Tecla Falconi (Thales Alenia Space Italia & CETEMPS, L'Aquila, Italy); Marco Iorio (Thales Alenia Space, Italy)
Presenter bio: MTF obtained her M.Sc. degree with honors (cum laude) in Telecomm. Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome in 2014 with a thesis on radar polarimetry, partly working with the Italian Department of Civil Protection (DPC). In Nov. 2017 she completed the PhD program in radar and remote sensing focusing on forward scatter radar techniques and meteorological radar modelling and applications. In 2014 she received the IEEE GRS South Italy award for Best Master Thesis in remote sensing, in 2016 the Best Young Scientist Award at ERAD2016 and in 2017 the Best Student Paper Award at SPIE Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring Conference. Actually she is responsible of radar performance evaluation for COSMO-SkyMed second generation (CSG) constellation. She is also working on development of electromagnetic model mainly related to maritime surveillance and ship detection for spaceborne SAR.
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D.7: Interferometry II

Room: Track D
Chair: Marwan Younis (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
15:35 Performance-Optimized Quantization for InSAR Applications
Michele Martone and Nicola Gollin (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Paola Rizzoli (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany)
Presenter bio: Michele Martone received the M.Sc. in telecommunication engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy and the Ph.D. degree the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany in 2019. Since 2009 he has been with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute, Oberpfaffenhofen. His main research interests include SAR interferometry, image classification, and signal processing with focus on innovative quantization and data reduction methods for present and next-generation SAR.
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15:50 Interferometric Orbital Tracking of SAR Missions with Large Processing Gain
Jorge Nicolás-Álvarez (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain); Xavier Carreño-Megias (Carrer de Jordi Girona, 1, 3 & Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain); Oriol Fusté (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain); Albert Aguasca (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain); Antoni Broquetas (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Presenter bio: Jorge is currently carrying out his PhD Thesis at the CommSensLab (Unidad de Excelencia María de Maeztu) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. His research is focused on the precise orbit determination of geosynchronous Earth sensing systems by means of interferometry. It is taking place in the context of Hydroterra, a space mission selected by ESA to compete as the tenth Earth Explorer.
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16:05 Systematic Interferometric Phase Biases and their Impact on Earth Surface Deformation Monitoring
Homa Ansari, Francesco De Zan and Alessandro Parizzi (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Homa Ansari received the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in Satellite Data Engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in Radar Remote Sensing from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany, in 2013 and 2018, respectively. She has been working at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Remote Sensing Technology institute, at the department of SAR signal processing (2013-2020) and the department of earth observation data science (2020-present). Her research focuses on algorithm development for efficient exploration of Big InSAR Data, with emphasis on the accuracy of the algorithms. She was the awardee of IEEE-GRS Mikio Takagi prize in 2017.
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16:20 Unwrapping SAR interferograms with localized subsidence signal using deep neural network
Zhipeng Wu (Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Teng Wang (School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, China); Robert Yu Wang (Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Presenter bio: Zhipeng Wu received the B.S. degree from Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, in 2017. He is pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Space Microwave Remote Sensing System Department, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. He is with the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. His research interests include deep learning and interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) image processing.
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E.7: Advanced SAR Methods for Snow and Ice Observations (invited)

Room: Track E
Chair: Giuseppe Parrella (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
15:35 Estimation of snow and firn properties by means of multi-angular polarimetric SAR measurements
Giuseppe Parrella (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Irena Hajnsek (ETH Zurich, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany); Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou (German Aerospace Center, Germany)
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15:50 Multi-Baseline Pol-InSAR Inversion of the Subsurface Scattering Structure of Ice Sheets
Georg Fischer and Alberto Alonso-González (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Irena Hajnsek (ETH Zurich, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)
Presenter bio: Post-doc researcher at the Microwaves and Radar Institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) focusing on Pol-InSAR and TomoSAR for cryosphere applications.
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16:05 Modified watershed processing with SAR velocities for individual glacier drainage basins on ice sheets
Lukas Krieger (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Dana Floricioiu (DLR, Germany)
Presenter bio: Bachelor in Computer Science Technical University Munich Master In Health Informatics at Karolinska Institutet Stockholm Since 2015 I am based at DLR, Remote Sensing Technology Institute working on SAR applications in glaciology including DEM generation and derivation of InSAR grounding lines. I was awarded my PhD in 2020 which focused on estimating mass loss of the Northeast Greenland Ice Sheet from bistatic TDM data.
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Thursday, April 1

Thursday, April 1 10:00 - 11:15

A.8: Airborne & Ground Based SAR Systems I

Room: Track A
Chair: Paulo Marques (ISEL-IT Lisboa, Portugal)
10:00 Detection in low target to clutter ratio by massive multilooking. Application to the recovery of engine fragments buried in Greenland ice-sheet
Hubert M.J. Cantalloube (ONERA Université Paris-Saclay, France)
Presenter bio: Born 1962 secondary education at Military Cadet's "collège militaire de Saint-Cyr" undergrad (mathematic) at Sainte Geneviève jesuit college in Versailles joined "École Normale Supérieure" in Paris (mathematics dept.) in 1982 MSc "Diplôme d'Études Approfondies" in computer science (University Paris VII) 1984 PhD in Electrical Engineering (on automatic control) at McGill University in Montreal (1989) Scientist in image (visible and IR) processing for remote sensing and navigation (1989-1996) at ONERA in Châtillon (France) Scientist in radar remote sensing (1996-present) at ONERA in Palaiseau (France) Private pilot SEP licence (1998) and skydiving B² licence (2010)
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10:15 Evaluation of design parameters for formation flying SAR
Alfredo Renga, Maria Daniela Graziano, Marco Grasso and Antonio Moccia (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
Presenter bio: Alfredo Renga is an associate professor in Aerospace Systems at the University of Naples "Federico II" where he gained the M.S. (2006) and Ph.D. (2010) degree in Aerospace Engineering. His research interests include spaceborne distributed synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems for remote sensing and surveillance, maritime sea traffic monitoring by monostatic and bistatic SAR data, and differential global positioning system techniques for accurate relative navigation of aerospace platforms. He has authored more than 100 scientific papers (since 2007) published in distinguished international journals, conference proceedings, or as book chapters.
10:30 Design and performance analysis of the MetaSensing StarSAR-X, the phased array SAR payload of the NOCTUA project
Adriano Meta (MetaSensing, Italy); Filippo Speziali (MetaSensing Italia Srl, Italy); Julien Marini (MetaSensing Italia, Italy)
Presenter bio: Julien Marini: graduated in Telecommunication Engineering in March 2006 from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy. In 2007 he joint Thales Alenia Space Italia as SAR Analyst and Processing Engineer in the Radar Instrument Department. In 2007-2013 he was involved in several Remote Sensing missions like Kompsat-5, Cosmo-SkyMed (First and Second Generation) and ExoMars. In 2013 he joint VirtuaLabs as project leader for a Spaceborne ELINT IoD Mission. During 2015-2020 he took the responsibility for several Electronic Warfare and Radar systems in the Defence Sector as project leader and technical coordinator. Since May 2020 he is employed in MetaSensing as system engineer working on Spaceborne and Airborne SAR instruments development.
10:45 High-Performance Polar Airborne Ultra-Wideband Radar Imaging Capability with a Light Turboprop Aircraft
Abhishek K Awasthi (University of Alabama & Remote Sensing Center, USA); Charles O'Neill, Ryan Taylor, Stephen Yan, Prasad Gogineni and Sameer Mulani (University of Alabama, USA); Linfeng Li (The University of Alabamba, USA); Deepak Elluru, Natalie Nickerson and Adam Horstman (University of Alabama, USA); Joohan Lee and Changhyun Chung (Korea Polar Research Institute, Korea (South))
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B.8: SAR Automated Object Recognition (via Machine/Deep Learning) (invited)

Room: Track B
Chairs: Mihai Datcu (German Aerospace Center, Germany), Yuanyuan Wang (Technical University of Munich & German Aerospace Center, Germany)
10:00 Very high resolution Airborne PolSAR Image Classification using Convolutional Neural Networks
Minh-Tan Pham (Université Bretagne Sud & IRISA, France); Sébastien Lefèvre (Université de Bretagne-Sud & IRISA, France)
Presenter bio: Assistant Professor at University of Southern Brittany, France
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10:15 Towards SAR Tomographic Inversion via Sparse Bayesian Learning
Kun Qian (Techinical University of Munich & German Aerospace Center, Germany); Yuanyuan Wang (Technical University of Munich & German Aerospace Center, Germany); Xiao Xiang Zhu (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Remote Sensing Technology & Technical University of Munich (TUM), Signal Processing in Earth Observation, Germany)
Presenter bio: Kun Qian is currently a PhD candidate at the department of Data Science in Earth Observation, Technical University Munich. His research focus is solving SAR tomographic inversion via machine/deep learning methods.
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10:30 Deep Learning for SAR Applications: Port Monitoring, Airbase Monitoring and Land Cover Classification with RADARSAT-2
Jayanti J. Sharma, Sebastien Tremblay-Johnston, Oliver Meynberg and Ron Caves (MDA, Canada)
Presenter bio: Ron Caves is a Senior Analyst at MDA with 32 years' experience researching SAR algorithms and operational applications. Following doctoral and post-doctoral work on SAR image analysis at the University of Sheffield, England, he joined the MDA Research and Development group in 2000. He has worked on a broad range of SAR applications including sea ice monitoring, hydrology, agriculture, forestry, geospatial intelligence and maritime surveillance.
10:45 Unsupervised learning method for SAR image classification based on spiking neural network
Jiankun Chen (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Xiaolan Qiu (Institute of Electronics, Chinesa Academy of Sciences, China); Han Chuanzhao (Beijing Remote Sensing Institute, China); YiRong Wu (National Key Laboratory of Microwave Imaging Technology, China)
Presenter bio: Jiankun Chen was born in 1995. He received his B.S. degree in electronics from Jilin University, Jilin, China, and Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia, in 2017. Currently, he is a Ph.D. at Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. His research interests include remote sensing applications and deep learning.
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11:00 Ship Detection based on M2Det for SAR images under Heavy Sea State
Yingbo Dong (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS, China); Bo Zhang (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Hong Zhang and Chao Wang (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS, China); Liutong Li (Aerospace Information Research Institute, CAS, China)

C.8: Advanced Processing Techniques I

Room: Track C
Chair: Joachim H. G. Ender (Fraunhofer FHR & Universität Siegen, Germany)
10:00 Statistical based CNN algorithm for SAR image despeckling
Sergio Vitale (Università di Napoli Parthenope); Giampaolo Ferraioli and Vito Pascazio (Università di Napoli Parthenope, Italy)
Presenter bio: I am A Ph.D student of Univesity parthenope of Naples. My research focuses on deep learning techniques for remote sensing image resotration. In particular, in the last four years I dealt with SAR Despeckling and Pansharpening.
10:15 Multistatic SAR Image Formation for Nonzero Cross Track Baselines
Ozan Dogan (Delft & TU Delft, The Netherlands); Faruk Uysal and Paco Lopez Dekker (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Presenter bio: Ozan Dogan, received B.S (2002), M.S (2004), and Ph.D. (2011) from Istanbul Technical University. He has almost twenty years of experience in the field of radar signal processing including UAV SAR development, SAR image processing, FMCW radar signal processing. He was a post-doc in TU Delft for the last two years and he was involved in the small satellite multistatic SAR system design project. Nowadays, he joined to ICEYE as a Senior SAR expert and Quality Assurance Engineer. He is the author of many papers in the field of SAR processing.
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10:30 An Innovative Spaceborne SAR Concept with Low PRF: Using Inner-Pulse Doppler Effects for Doppler Spectrum Recovery
Zi-Xuan Zhou (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Yunkai Deng and Robert Yu Wang (Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)
Presenter bio: Zi-Xuan Zhou is currently with the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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10:45 Reflector-Based SAR Systems with Digital Beamforming: Optimizing Performance by Variable Transmit Signal Bandwidth
Sigurd Huber (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany); Alberto Moreira (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Dr. Sigurd Huber is with the Microwaves and Radar Institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He is working on radar concepts such as array-fed reflector SAR systems with digital beamforming. Future research activities will extend to quantum radar concepts as well as quantum computing for radar signal processing.
11:00 Polar Format Algorithm Based Azimuth-Range Decouple for Sparse SAR Imaging
Zhonghao Wei and Yuekun Wang (Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology, China); Long Zhuang (Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics, China)
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D.8: Vegetation Structure Measurement by means of multi-baseline SAR (invited)

Room: Track D
Chairs: Matteo Pardini (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany), Stefano Tebaldini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
10:00 Simulating BIOMASS Tomographic Stacks from Real Data on Forests
Mauro Mariotti d'Alessandro and Stefano Tebaldini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Presenter bio: Stefano Tebaldini, Ph.D.,is currently Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, teaching courses on signal processing and remote sensing. His research activities include the development of new processing techniques for Radar imaging and calibration, as well as scientific investigations on the physical properties of natural media based on their interaction with EM waves. He is currently a member of the BIOMASS Mission Advisory Group at ESA.
10:15 Analysis of the Requirements for Tomographic SAR Acquisitions for 3-D Forest Structure Applications
Victor Cazcarra-Bes and Matteo Pardini (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou (German Aerospace Center, Germany)
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10:30 Discrimination of scattering contributions within a structured vegetated volume using PolTomSAR
Ray Abdo (IETR- University of Rennes 1, France); Laurent Ferro-Famil (University of Rennes 1, France)
Presenter bio: Laurent Ferro-Famil (Member, IEEE) received the Laurea degree in electronics systems and computer engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics from the University of Nantes, Nantes, France, in 1996, 1996, and 2000, respectively. In 2001, he became an Associate Professor with the University of Rennes 1, Toulouse, France, where he has been a Full Professor, since 2011. He is the Head of the Waves and Signals Department, IETR Laboratory, Rennes, and also with the Radar Group of CESBIO Laboratory, Toulouse. His activities in education are concerned with analog electronics, digital communications, microwave theory, signal processing, and polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) remote sensing. His research interests include radar signal processing for remote sensing application, including radar polarimetry theory, electromagnetic imaging and natural media remote sensing using radar multi-baseline PolInSAR data, with application to classification, electromagnetic scattering modeling, physical parameter retrieval, and 3-D reconstruction of environments using tomography.
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10:45 A Comparison of Function Bases For Polarization Coherence Tomography in Forest Scenarios
Roman Guliaev and Matteo Pardini (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou (German Aerospace Center, Germany)
Presenter bio: Roman Guliaev received the B.Sc. degree in physics from Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University, St Petersburg, Russia, in 2014 and M.Sc. degree in physics from the Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 2018. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. From 2016 to 2017, he worked with the Biosensing Laboratory in the Max-Planck Institute for the science of Light, Erlangen, Germany; from 2017 to 2018, he was with the Remote Sensing Group of FAU University. In 2019, he joined the Information Retrieval Research Group at the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Wessling, Germany.
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11:00 A Comparison of L-band and S-band Interferometry and Tomogra- phy of the BERMS Borel Forest with UAVSAR and F-SAR Datasets
Scott Hensley (Jet Propulsion Laboratory & Radar Science and Engineering Section, USA); Razi Ahmed (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA); Bruce Chapman (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA); Brian P Hawkins (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA); Marco Lavalle (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA); Naiara Pinto (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA); Matteo Pardini (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Paul Siqueira (University of Massachusetts, USA); Robert Treuhaft (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)
Presenter bio: Dr. Scott Hensley received his BS degrees in Mathematics and Physics from the University of California at Irvine. He received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Stony Brook University where he specialized in the study of differential geometry. In 1992, Dr. Hensley joined the staff of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he studies advanced radar techniques for geophysical applications. He developed the interferometric processor for SRTM and was the PI and now Project Scientist for the NASA/JPL UAVSAR radar system. Currently he is working on two proposed missions to Venus, the NASA VERITAS mission and the ESA EnVision mission.

E.8: Advanced SAR Technology

Room: Track E
Chairs: Martin Kirscht (Airbus Defence and Space, Germany), Ernst Krogager (Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) & LU-VV06, Denmark)
10:00 Range Ambiguity Smearing and Suppression: Comparison of Different Azimuth Phase Codes and Opportunities from Multi-Focus Post-Processing
Luca Dell'Amore (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Maxwell Nogueira Peixoto (Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil); Michelangelo Villano (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany)
Presenter bio: My name is Luca Dell’Amore and I come from Verona, Italy. At the moment I am enrolled as PhD student in the Microwaves and Radar Institute, Radar Concepts Department, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, since June 2019. I graduated in March 2019 in Information and Communications Engineering from the University of Trento, Italy. I carried out my Master Thesis and the related internship at DLR (Microwaves and Radar Institute, Radar Concepts Department, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen) from March to September 2018. Before I earned a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Trento, Italy.
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10:15 High-Resolution Wide-Swath ScanSAR: Opportunities and Trade-Offs of a Novel Exploitation of Radar Bandwidth and PRF
Federica Bordoni (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany)
Presenter bio: Federica Bordoni received the Laurea degree in telecommunication engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. From 2002 through 2004, she was with the Department of Ingegneria dell’Informazione of the University of Pisa, where her research activity included modern spectral estimation and detection techniques for multichannel and multidata signal processing, with applications both in the field of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry and radar surveillance. From May 2005 to July 2007 she worked at the Alenia Space, Rome, Italy, on the validation/certification of COSMO-SkyMed SAR products. Since October 2007 she has been with the Microwaves and Radar Institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, where she has been working on innovative multichannel spaceborne SAR systems with digital beamforming capability, studying novel advanced operational modes and the related SAR imaging performance.
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10:30 A Novel High-Resolution and Wide-Swath SAR Imaging Mode Using Frequency Diverse Planar Array
Yashi Zhou (University of Chinese Academy of Science, China); Wei Wang (Chinese Academy of Science, China); Zhen Chen and Qingchao Zhao (University of Chinese Academy of Science, China); Yunkai Deng and Robert Yu Wang (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Presenter bio: He is pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Department of Space Microwave Remote Sensing System, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. His research interests include high-resolution wide-swath synthetic aperture radar (SAR) signal processing.
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10:45 A Framework of Multi-Baseline PolInSAR Methods for Robust Forest Height Estimation
Yanzhou Xie and Haiqiang Fu (Central South University, China); Jianjun Zhu and Changcheng Wang (Central South Unviersity, China); Qinghua Xie (China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China & Institute for Computing Research (IUII), University of Alicante, Spain)
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Thursday, April 1 11:15 - 11:45

Coffee Break

Room: Forum

Thursday, April 1 11:45 - 13:00

A.9: Airborne & Ground Based SAR Systems II

Room: Track A
Chairs: Hubert M.J. Cantalloube (ONERA Université Paris-Saclay, France), Simona Verde (CNR-IREA, Italy)
11:45 Experimental results of a K-band SAR system for automotive applications
Damian Gromek (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland); Krzysztof Stasiak (Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Electronic Systems & XY-Sensing Ltd., Poland); Piotr Samczynski and Krzysztof Radecki (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
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12:00 Recent results of a UAV-based Synthetic Aperture Radar for remote sensing applications
Marius Engel, Andreas Heinzel, Eric Schreiber, Stephan Dill and Markus Peichl (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Since 2019: Radar engineer in the Microwaves and Radar Institute at the German Aerospace Center.
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12:15 Introducing a non-invasive monitoring approach for bridge infrastructure with ground-based interferometric radar
Chris Michel and Sina Keller (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Presenter bio: Studied Geodesy and Geoinformation, currently PhD student at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, research interest: ground-based radar for infrastructure monitoring
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12:30 High resolution multi-aspect SAR imaging of military vehicles
Patrick Berens, Ingo Walterscheid, Olaf Saalmann and Gabriel El-Arnauti (Fraunhofer FHR, Germany)
Presenter bio: Patrick Berens received the Diploma degree in electrical engineering and the Ph. D. degree from the Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, in 1997 and 2003, respectively. Since 1997, he has been with the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency and Radar Techniques (FHR), Wachtberg, Germany. His research interests include high resolution SAR, multistatic SAR, and multichannel ISAR.
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12:45 IDBSAR:A Weighting on IF Signal Airborne DBF-SAR System and Flight Mission
Yashi Zhou (University of Chinese Academy of Science, China); Robert Yu Wang (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Wei Wang (Chinese Academy of Science, China); Pei Wang (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Qingchao Zhao (University of Chinese Academy of Science, China); Yunkai Deng and Weidong Yu (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Presenter bio: He is pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Department of Space Microwave Remote Sensing System, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. His research interests include high-resolution wide-swath synthetic aperture radar (SAR) signal processing.
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B.9: Classification via ML/DL

Room: Track B
Chairs: Chao Wang (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS, China), Xiao Xiang Zhu (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Remote Sensing Technology & Technical University of Munich (TUM), Signal Processing in Earth Observation, Germany)
11:45 Land Cover Classification with Generated Full-Polarization SAR Data From Single-Polarization SAR Data Using Deep Convolutional Neural Network
Yancui Duan and Si-Wei Chen (National University of Defense Technology, China)
Presenter bio: Yancui Duan received the B.S. degree from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China. She is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China. Her research interests include polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and machine learning.
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12:00 High-resolution SAR image large area built-up extraction based on improved BN U-Net --a case study of the North China Plain
Juanjuan Li, Fan Wu, Hong Zhang and Chao Wang (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS, China)
12:15 SAR Target Recognition Based on Enhanced Discriminant Feature Learning
Jun Guo, Ling Wang, Daiyin Zhu and Chang yu Hu (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)
Presenter bio: Jun Guo is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in signal and information processing at the Key Laboratory of Radar Imaging and Microwave Photonics, Ministry of Education, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. His research interests include deep learning and SAR automatic target recognition.
12:30 Generative Adversarial Networks for Synthesizing InSAR Patches
Philipp Sibler (Hensoldt Sensors GmbH & TUM-DLR, Germany); Yuanyuan Wang (Technical University of Munich & German Aerospace Center, Germany); Stefan Auer and Syed Mohsin Ali (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Xiao Zhu (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Presenter bio: Philipp Sibler, M.Sc. is with Hensoldt Sensors and its predecessor companies since 2005 in avionics, signal processing and signal intelligence. His research interests span from generative Deep Learning, InSAR methods, compression algorithms to sparse modeling. Currently he is an external doctoral researcher with Xiaoxiang Zhu's lab at DLR Oberpfaffenhofen and the Technical University of Munich for artificial complex-valued SAR image synthesis using generative Neural Network architectures.

C.9: Advanced Processing Techniques II

Room: Track C
Chair: Paco Lopez Dekker (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
11:45 Staggered SAR: Recent Advances and Design Trade-Offs
Michelangelo Villano (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Maxwell Nogueira Peixoto (Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil); Nertjana Ustalli (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany); Alberto Moreira (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Michelangelo Villano received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees (Hons) in telecommunication engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza," Rome, Italy, and the Ph.D. degree (Hons) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2006, 2008, and 2016, respectively. He was a Young Graduate Trainee with the European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, from 2008 to 2009. Since 2009, he has been with the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, where he is currently the Head of the NewSpace SAR Research Group. In 2017 he was a visiting research scientist with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA.
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12:00 A New Approach of Terrain Estimation using Multi-aspect Satellite SAR Imagery
Shanshan Feng (Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences & Key Laboratory of Technology in Geospatial Information Processing and Application System, Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Yun Lin, Yanping Wang and Wenjie Shen (North China University of Technology, China); Fei Teng (Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Wen Hong (National Key Laboratory of Microwave imaging Technology & Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Scienecs, China)
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12:15 Unconventional Sources of Error in High-Resolution Wide-Swath SAR Systems based on Scan-On-Receive
Federica Bordoni (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); David Lind (DLR, Germany; Lund University, Sweden); Andreas Jakobsson (Lund University, Sweden); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany)
Presenter bio: Federica Bordoni received the Laurea degree in telecommunication engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. From 2002 through 2004, she was with the Department of Ingegneria dell’Informazione of the University of Pisa, where her research activity included modern spectral estimation and detection techniques for multichannel and multidata signal processing, with applications both in the field of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry and radar surveillance. From May 2005 to July 2007 she worked at the Alenia Space, Rome, Italy, on the validation/certification of COSMO-SkyMed SAR products. Since October 2007 she has been with the Microwaves and Radar Institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, where she has been working on innovative multichannel spaceborne SAR systems with digital beamforming capability, studying novel advanced operational modes and the related SAR imaging performance.
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12:30 Antenna Pattern Synthesis Using GA-PMA for Range Ambiguity Suppression of Spaceborne SAR
Ce Yang (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences & Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Naiming Ou and Yunkai Deng (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Nan Wang (Institute of Electronics, China); Robert Yu Wang (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Zhang Yan Yan (Chinese Academy of Sciences & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
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12:45 Analysis of Elevation-based Distributed SAR Imaging Concepts
Nguyen Phuong Mai (Microwaves and Radar Institute, DLR, Germany); Marc Rodriguez-Cassola and Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany)
Presenter bio: Mai Nguyen received the bachelor degree in Telecommunications from Da Nang University of Science and Technology, Vietnam, in 2010, and the M.S.E. degree in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, in 2015. She then worked in KAIST as a research assistant until 2017. Since 2019, she has been a Ph.D. student working in German Aerospace center in Oberpfaffenhofen, Wessling. Her research interests include radar signal processing, compressed sensing, and machine learning.
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D.9: Sparse, MIMO, Distributed, and Circular-SAR

Room: Track D
Chair: Ingo Walterscheid (Fraunhofer FHR, Germany)
11:45 Parameter Design of Circular SAR System Based on Near-space Supersonic Vehicle
Yu Hong and You-lin Wang (Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology, China)
12:00 On feasibility of a distributed SAR formation of mini satellites aiming at emulating the present state-of-the-art SAR systems
Daniele Mapelli (ARESYS, Italy); Davide Giudici (Aresys srl, Italy); Pietro Guccione (Politecnico di Bari, Italy); Adriano Persico (Aresys srl, Italy); Andrea Monti-Guarnieri (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); Fabio Rocca (Politecnico di Milano (emeritus), Italy); Nicolas Gebert (European Space Agency & ESTEC, The Netherlands)
Presenter bio: Pietro Guccione is Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Information Engineering Department of Politecnico di Bari, Italy, since 1999. Since 1999 his interests concerned synthetic aperture radar processing and interferometry; he designed, developed and implemented systems and algorithms for advanced processing, in the framework of international cooperations. He was involved in projects concerning ERS, ENVISAT, Cryosat, Sentinel-1 and Cosmo SkyMed. He is currently with Aresys srl, Italy, as System and Performance Engineer, working on formation of satellites and on ROSE-L forthcoming mission
12:15 Study on millimeter-wave imaging method for sparse cylindrical array
WeiXian Tan and Lizhen Hu (College of Information Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot China.)

E.9: Advanced SAR Modes & Techniques

Room: Track E
Chair: Christoph Heer (Airbus Defence and Space, Germany)
11:45 Detection of Structure Lines in 2D and 3D Synthetic Aperture Radar Data
Tobias Bolz and Uwe Soergel (Institute for Photogrammetry, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
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12:00 Two-Dimensional Range Ambiguity Suppression in Multichannel SAR using Blind Source Separation Method
Ershad Junus Amin (DLR Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Radarsysteme, Germany); Marwan Younis (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany)
12:15 Chirp Selection and Data Compression for Spaceborne Wide-Swath SAR in FScan-Mode
Rolf Scheiber (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Michele Martone and Nicola Gollin (German Aerospace Center, Germany)
Presenter bio: Rolf Scheiber received the Diploma degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany in 1994. In 2003 he completed the PhD degree also in electrical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany with a thesis on airborne SAR interferometry. Since 1994 he has been with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute, where he developed the first operational high precision interferometric SAR processor for its E-SAR airborne sensor. Since 2001 he is heading the SAR Signal Processing Group within the SAR Technology Department, where he is currently supervising the F-SAR and DBFSAR airborne SAR processing activities. Dr. Scheiber also supported several ESA projects including the Sentinel program with several activities related to the demonstration of the new TOPS imaging mode with TerraSAR-X. His research interests include algorithm development for air- and spaceborne SAR focussing, SAR interferometry, differential SAR interferometry, SAR tomography, circular SAR as well as radio ice-sounding algorithms and applications.
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12:30 NewSpace SAR: Disruptive Concepts for Cost-Effective SAR System Design
Michelangelo Villano (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Maxwell Nogueira Peixoto (Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil); Luca Dell'Amore (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Se-Yeon Jeon (DLR, Germany); Nertjana Ustalli (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Jan Krecke (The University of Auckland, New Zealand); Josef Hermann Martin Mittermayer (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany); Alberto Moreira (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Michelangelo Villano received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees (Hons) in telecommunication engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza," Rome, Italy, and the Ph.D. degree (Hons) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2006, 2008, and 2016, respectively. He was a Young Graduate Trainee with the European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, from 2008 to 2009. Since 2009, he has been with the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, where he is currently the Head of the NewSpace SAR Research Group. In 2017 he was a visiting research scientist with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA.
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12:45 A TerraSAR-X Experiment for Validation of Nadir Echo Suppression through Waveform Encoding and Dual-Focus Post-Processing
Se-Yeon Jeon (DLR, Germany); Thomas Kraus (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Ulrich Steinbrecher (DLR, Germany); Michelangelo Villano (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany)
Presenter bio: Se-Yeon Jeon received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in IT convergence technology from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2014 and 2109, respectively. In 2019, she joined the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, where she is currently a member of the NewSpace SAR Group. Her research interests include the development of SAR systems and concepts.
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Thursday, April 1 13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Room: Forum

Thursday, April 1 14:00 - 15:15

A.10: COSMO-SkyMed

Room: Track A
Chairs: Filippo Biondi (University of L'Aquila & Italian Ministry of Defence, Italy), Diego Calabrese (Thales Alenia Space Italia, Italy)
14:00 Very High Resolution and Frequent Revisiting SAR Systems Applied to the Environmental Protection: a contribution based on the use of COSMO-SkyMed Interferometric Data
Gianfranco Fornaro, Carlo Noviello, Antonio Pauciullo, Diego Reale, Eugenio Sansosti, Simona Verde and Virginia Zamparelli (CNR-IREA, Italy); Leonardo Cascini (University of Salerno, Italy); Lucrezia Cascini (University of Naples Federico II, Italy); Nicola D'Agostino (INGV, Italy); Caterina Di Maio (Università della Basilicata, Italy); Roberta Giuliani (Civil Protection Department, Italy); Giovanni Gullà (CNR-IRPI, Italy); Gianfranco Nicodemo and Dario Peduto (University of Salerno, Italy)
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14:15 Detecting aquaculture platforms using COSMO SkyMed
Armando Marino (The University of Stirling, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Ferdinando Nunziata (Università di Napoli Parthenope, Italy); Luis Gonzalez Vilas (The University of Vigo, Spain)
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14:30 Update on Mosul dam destabilization. Displacement, velocity and acceleration estimation for infra-image vibrations versus multi-temporal phenomena
Filippo Biondi (University of L'Aquila & Italian Ministry of Defence, Italy); Matthias Weiß (Fraunhofer FHR, Germany)

C.10: Advanced Technology & Concepts

Room: Track C
Chairs: Grzegorz Adamiuk (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Germany), Martin Stangl (Airbus Defence and Space, Germany)
14:00 W-band Multifunctional 4-by-4 MIMO SAR System for Advanced SAR Operations
Jeongbae Kim, Sumin Kim and Uimin Lee (Yonsei University, Korea (South)); Se-Yeon Jeon (DLR, Germany); Minho Ka (Yonsei University, Korea (South))
Presenter bio: Graduate student of Yonsei University, South Korea. Currently involved in governmental projects on Bi-/Multistatic SAR Systems & Algorithms, Training SAR+DL with simulated data, etc.
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14:15 IED Command Wire Detection with Multi-Channel Drone Radar
Matern Otten and Miguel Caro Cuenca (TNO, The Netherlands); María García Fernández (University of Oviedo, Spain)
Presenter bio: Matern Otten received his MSc degree in 1986 from the University of Eindhoven. After serving in the Royal Netherlands Air Force, he joined TNO as a research staff member in 1988. He has worked extensively in the field of radar, in particular Synthetic Aperture Radar, both airborne and space-borne, and related subjects. He developed the first SAR processor in the Netherlands, during the PHARUS project in the early nineties, and has been member of the system engineering team of the SOSTAR-X European long range airborne SAR/GMTI radar demonstrator. He has co-designed multiple multi-channel compact radar systems, most recently a 32-channel compact drone SAR. Mr Otten is currently a senior radar systems engineer at TNO working on novel radar concepts and -systems, both on simulation and analysis, as well as system engineering and design, for airborne and space-borne platforms.
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14:30 A Novel High-Resolution and Wide-Swath SAR Imaging Mode
Yanyan Zhang (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences & Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Robert Yu Wang (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
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14:45 An Accurate Resampling Strategy for Spaceborne SAR with PRI Variation
Zi-Xuan Zhou (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Yunkai Deng and Robert Yu Wang (Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)
Presenter bio: Zi-Xuan Zhou is currently with the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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15:00 On-Ground RFI Removal from SAR Images with DBF-based Measurements and Autoregressive Modelling
Tobias Bollian (Microwaves and Radar Institute & German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Marwan Younis (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Krieger (DLR, Germany)

D.10: Bi-, Multistatic, and Passive SAR

Room: Track D
Chairs: Krzysztof (Chris) Kulpa (Warsaw University of Technology, Spain), Fabrizio Santi (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
14:00 Preliminary Result of Unmanned Vehicle MIMO SAR Tomography
Linghao Li, Yan Wang, Zegang Ding, Minkun Liu, Gen Li and Guanxing Wang (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
Presenter bio: Linghao Li was born in Henan, China. He is currently working toward his Ph.D. degree in Radar Research Lab in Beijing Institute of Technology. His research interests mainly include the airborne SAR 2-D imaging, MIMO SAR 3-D imaging, and motion compensation.
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14:15 Analysis of a POD-based Approach for Phase and Time Synchronization of Bistatic and Multistatic SAR Systems
Eduardo R Silva, Filho (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany); Marc Rodriguez-Cassola (DLR, Germany)
Presenter bio: Worked from 2015 to 2018 in flight dynamics and operations roles for the Brazilian Geostationary Satellite of Defense and Strategic Communications (SGDC). In 2020 worked in the Nanosatellites in Formation Flight (NanoFF) mission at TU-Berlin developing software for the on-board navigation computer. In 2019, conducted research on phase synchronization of multistatic SAR using GNSS data as a student assistant at the Microwave and Radar Institute of DLR. In November 2020 joined the institute as a Ph. D. candidate on the same topic.
14:30 Synchronization Signal Interference Analysis for Tandem-L
Maximilian Schandri (DLR - HR, Germany); Patrick T.P. Klenk and Markus Bachmann (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Maximilian Schandri received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in physics from the University of Erlangen–Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, in 2016 and 2018, respectively. Since 2018 he has been a scientific employee at the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, where he is involved in the acquisition planning of the TanDEM-X mission. He also contributed to a software for calculating the performance of a SAR system concept with a geosynchronous orbit.
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14:45 An Advanced Non-Interrupted Phase Synchronization Scheme with Internal Calibration for LT-1
Da Liang (Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Heng Zhang and Robert Yu Wang (Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Presenter bio: PHD student from Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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15:00 Data-driven clock drift compensation for airborne bistatic SAR
Karlus Alexander Camara de Macedo (Metasensing c/o Karlus AC de Macedo, The Netherlands); Gerard Masalias and Alex Coccia (MetaSensing, The Netherlands); Adriano Meta (MetaSensing, Italy)
Presenter bio: He was with the DLR, Germany, from 2003 to 2007 working with airborne DInSAR, precise MoCo, autofocus, and time series analysis. From 2008 to 2016, he was with OrbiSat/Bradar, Brazil, working in both defense and remote sensing applications contributing with upgrade of the OrbiSAR system data processing, with a new UAV-based and ground-based InSAR systems. Since January 2017 he is with MetaSensing, The Netherlands, working with back-projection based SAR processing, calibration, Single and Repeat-Pass Interferometry (including UAV-based), Bistatic processing, and radar Altimeter processing.
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E.10: SAR Processing and Correction

Room: Track E
Chairs: Filippo Biondi (University of L'Aquila & Italian Ministry of Defence, Italy), Matthias Weiß (Fraunhofer FHR, Germany)
14:00 Efficient Clutter and Noise Filtering for Improved ISAR Imaging
Stefan V. Baumgartner (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Sushil Kumar Joshi (Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Germany)
Presenter bio: Stefan V. Baumgartner received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.) degree (Hons.) in electrical and communication engineering from the Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, in 2004 and the Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degree (Hons.) in electrical and communication engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2014. Since 2004, he has been with the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. His major field of activity is the development of novel moving target indication (MTI) algorithms for road and maritime traffic monitoring applications using single- and multichannel air- and spaceborne synthetic aperture radars (SARs). His research interests include along-track interferometry, space-time adaptive processing, ISAR imaging, digital beamforming on receive, time-frequency analysis, and other advanced signal and image processing techniques.
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14:15 How to handle spatial correlations in SAR despeckling? Resampling strategies and deep learning approaches
Emanuele Dalsasso (Télécom Paris, France); Loic Denis (Université Jean Monnet, France); Florence Tupin (Télécom ParisTech, France)
Presenter bio: I am a Ph.D candidate at Télécom Paris (France). The title of my subject is "Deep Learning for SAR Imagery: from denoising to scene understanding".
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14:30 Range Migration Algorithm with Improved Two-Step Motion Compensation
Angel Ribalta (Fraunhofer FHR, Germany)
Presenter bio: Angel Ribalta received the graduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Havana, Cuba, and the PHD degree from the University of Bremen, Germany, in 1991 and 2000, respectively. After stations in a small computer company and another research institute, he came 2007 to the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques (FHR). His main research interests are high resolution SAR, image registration and change detection.
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14:45 A Novel Nonlinear Frequency Modulation Waveform Optimization Method Based on Time-Frequency structure Design
Yajun Long (Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,China); Fengjun Zhao and Robert Yu Wang (Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China); Guodong Jin (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)
Presenter bio: Yajun Long received the B.S. degree in communication engineering from Central South University, Changsha, China, in 2017. She is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Department of Space Microwave Remote Sensing System, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. Her research interests include SAR transmission signal design and moving target detection.
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Thursday, April 1 15:15 - 15:35

Awards Presentation and Closing Remarks

Room: Track A
Chair: Michael Loercher (HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH, Germany)