On-board digital RFI and polarimetry processor for future spaceborne radiometer systems

Niels Skou, Steen Savstrup Kristensen, T. Ruokokoski, J. Lahtinen

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Abstract

Man-made Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) is an increasingly threatening problem for passive microwave radiometry from space. The problem is presently very evident in L-band data from SMOS, but it is realized that it is already now a problem at other traditional radiometer bands at C, X, and Ku bands. Studies of data from existing radiometer systems have revealed this, and clearly indicates increasing RFI intensity over time. Thus, future missions have to take this into consideration, and dedicated hardware and algorithms to safely detect and mitigate RFI must be included. The design of such an RFI processor is discussed, and resource demands on the spacecraft are indicated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2012
Pages3423-3426
ISBN (Print)9781467311601
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 Jul 201227 Jul 2012
http://www.igarss2012.org/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/07/201227/07/2012
Internet address
SeriesIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
ISSN2153-6996

Keywords

  • RFI
  • Microwaves
  • Radiometer

Cite this

Skou, N., Kristensen, S. S., Ruokokoski, T., & Lahtinen, J. (2012). On-board digital RFI and polarimetry processor for future spaceborne radiometer systems. In IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium proceedings (pp. 3423-3426). IEEE. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6350685