During the Space Shuttle Endeavour mission in October 1994, a remote-sensing campaign was carried out with the objectives of both radiometric and polarimetric calibration and ground truth data acquisition of bare soils. This paper presents the results obtained in the experiment. Polarimetric cross-talk and channel imbalance values, as well as radiometric calibration parameters, have been found to be within the science requirements for SAR images. Regarding ground truth measurements, a wide spread in the height rms values and correlation lengths has been observed, which has motivated a critical revisiting of surface parameters descriptors. © Società Italiana di Fisica.
|Pages (from-to)||11 - 23|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Casarano, D., De Carolis, G., Mattia, F., Notarnicola, C., Posa, F., Refice, A., ... Smacchia, P. (2001). SIR-C/X-SAR data calibration and ground truth campaign over the NASA-CB1 test-site. Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C, 24(1), 11 - 23.