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uavsar program: initial results from new instrument capabilitiesUAVSAR is an imaging radar instrument suite that serves as NASA's airborne facility instrument to acquire scientific data for Principal Investigators as well as a radar test-bed for new radar observation techniques and radar technology demonstration. Since commencing operational science observations in January 2009, the compact, reconfigurable, pod-based radar has been acquiring L-band fully polarimetric SAR (POLSAR) data with repeat-pass interferometric (RPI) observations underneath NASA Dryden's Gulfstream-III jet to provide measurements for science investigations in solid earth and cryospheric studies, vegetation mapping and land use classification, archaeological research, soil moisture mapping, geology and cold land processes. In the past year, we have made significant upgrades to add new instrument capabilities and new platform options to accommodate the increasing demand for UAVSAR to support scientific campaigns to measure subsurface soil moisture, acquire data in the polar regions, and for algorithm development, verification, and cross-calibration with other airborne/spaceborne instruments.
Document ID
20150007751
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Lou, Yunling
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hensley, Scott
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Moghaddam, Mahta
(University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Moller, Delwyn
(Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc. Barnstable, MA, United States)
Chapin, Elaine
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Chau, Alexandra
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Clark, Duane
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hawkins, Brian
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Jones, Cathleen
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Marks, Phillip
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Michel, Thierry
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Muellerschoen, Ron
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Shimada, Joanne
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Zheng, Yang
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 8, 2015
Publication Date
July 21, 2013
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Meeting Information
IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2013)(Melbourne)
Distribution Limits
Public
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Keywords
P-band polarimetry
soil moisture