L-Band RFI as Experienced During Airborne Campaigns in Preparation for SMOS

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@article{b4e4c98c0fb846d1bd066991102e14ed,
title = "L-Band RFI as Experienced During Airborne Campaigns in Preparation for SMOS",
publisher = "I E E E",
author = "Niels Skou and Sidharth Misra and Balling, {Jan E.} and Kristensen, {Steen Savstrup} and Søbjærg, {Sten Schmidl}",
note = "Copyright 2010 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.",
year = "2010",
doi = "10.1109/TGRS.2009.2031637",
volume = "48",
number = "3",
pages = "1398--1407",
journal = "I E E E Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing",
issn = "0196-2892",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - L-Band RFI as Experienced During Airborne Campaigns in Preparation for SMOS

A1 - Skou,Niels

A1 - Misra,Sidharth

A1 - Balling,Jan E.

A1 - Kristensen,Steen Savstrup

A1 - Søbjærg,Sten Schmidl

AU - Skou,Niels

AU - Misra,Sidharth

AU - Balling,Jan E.

AU - Kristensen,Steen Savstrup

AU - Søbjærg,Sten Schmidl

PB - I E E E

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - In support of the European Space Agency Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission, a number of soil moisture and sea salinity campaigns, including airborne L-band radiometer measurements, have been carried out. The radiometer used in this context is fully polarimetric and has built-in radio-frequency-interference (RFI)-detection capabilities. Thus, the instrument, in addition to supplying L-band data to the geophysicists, also gave valuable information about the RFI environment. Campaigns were carried out in Australia and in a variety of European locations, resulting in the largest and most comprehensive data set available for assessing RFI at L-band. This paper introduces the radiometer system and how it detects RFI using the kurtosis method, reports on the percentage of data that are typically flagged as being corrupted by RFI, and gives a hint about geographical distribution. Also, examples of polarimetric signatures are given, and the possibility of detecting RFI using such data is discussed.

AB - In support of the European Space Agency Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission, a number of soil moisture and sea salinity campaigns, including airborne L-band radiometer measurements, have been carried out. The radiometer used in this context is fully polarimetric and has built-in radio-frequency-interference (RFI)-detection capabilities. Thus, the instrument, in addition to supplying L-band data to the geophysicists, also gave valuable information about the RFI environment. Campaigns were carried out in Australia and in a variety of European locations, resulting in the largest and most comprehensive data set available for assessing RFI at L-band. This paper introduces the radiometer system and how it detects RFI using the kurtosis method, reports on the percentage of data that are typically flagged as being corrupted by RFI, and gives a hint about geographical distribution. Also, examples of polarimetric signatures are given, and the possibility of detecting RFI using such data is discussed.

U2 - 10.1109/TGRS.2009.2031637

DO - 10.1109/TGRS.2009.2031637

JO - I E E E Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

JF - I E E E Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

SN - 0196-2892

IS - 3

VL - 48

SP - 1398

EP - 1407

ER -