Accession Number : ADA308022

Title :   Research and Development Status Report for GeoSAR. A Radar Based Terrain Mapping Project. Year 1.

Corporate Author : JET PROPULSION LAB PASADENA CA

PDF Url : ADA308022

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : GeoSAR is a project to develop a commercial airborne, radar based, terrain mapping system utilizing technology originally developed by NASA and ARPA for commercial and defense applications. This report details the Year l's efforts (March 1994 through June 1995) to investigate use of interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IFSAR) for mapping geologic hazards, and land use and land cover. The work plan is a 4 year end user driven application and systems development and verification process, with the final goal being commercialization of the technology to serve the end-user community. Year 2's efforts will focus on development of foliage penetrating (FOPEN) capabilities for mapping true ground surface and expanding end-user applications. Years 3 and 4 will concentrate on systems' development and commercialization.

Descriptors :   *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, *RADAR MAPPING, GROUND LEVEL, VERIFICATION, HAZARDS, TERRAIN, GEOLOGY, INTERFEROMETRY, LAND USE.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE