Airborne Remote Sensing at Millimeter Wave Frequencies

  • Helmut Essen
Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 15)


Advanced radar sensors are able to deliver highly resolved images of the earth surface with considerable information content, as polarimetric information, 3-D-features and robustness against changing environmental and operational conditions. This is possible also under adverse weather conditions, where electro-optical sensors are limited in their performance.


Base Length Corner Reflector Slant Range Range Gradient Depression Angle 
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The author would like to thank all contributors from FGAN-FHR, Department MHS, namely, Hartmut Schimpf, Thorsten Brehm and Manfred Hägelen. Thank is also due to the former colleague Stephan Boehmsdorff, who is now with the German Procurement Office BWB. Special thank is due to the colleagues of Zurich University, namely Erich Meier, Maurice Ruegg and Christophe Magnard, as well as the technology center of the Swiss Federal Department of Defence (armasuisse) and especially Peter Wellig for the wide support and cooperation. Part of the work was done under contract with the German Procurement Office BWB.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department Millimeterwave Radar and High Frequency Sensors (MHS)FGAN- Research Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar TechniquesWachtbergGermany

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