As of 29 March 2001

CEOS SAR Workshop Schedule Outline

Mon. 2 April 

Tue. 3 April 

Wed. 4 April 

Thu. 5 April 


Registration, Welcome and keynote address Morning  Geometry & Radiometry/SAR Processing Morning  Ocean applications Morning  ENVISAT
Ship detection/Sea ice/Soil applications
Polarimetry Calibration Forest applications


Interferometry Afternoon  Instrument design and new concept Afternoon  ALOS Afternoon  Summaries, Recommendations and Closing
Evening  Reception Party  

You can get the respective abstracts of the session in Ms-Word format, if you click on the name of the session.

Workshop Programme

All sessions are in a single stream, and respective oral presntations will be approx. 15 minutes including qurestions and answers.

Mon. 2 April 2001

08:30-09:40 ; Registration

09:40-10:00 ; Welcome and keynote address
    09:40-09:45 ; Welcome address by Toshihiro Ogawa, Director of NASDA/EORC
    09:45-09:50 ; CEOS WGCV SAR Subgroup Handover to NASDA/EORC by Yves-Louis Desnos, Chair of CEOS WGCV SAR Subgroup
    09:50-09:55 ; Opening of the workshop (incl. agenda confirmation, paper submission and collection, etc.), Masanobu Shimada, NASDA/EORC
    09:55-10:00 ; Logistic informations, Hiroshi Ishiguro

Polarimetry Session
    Chair : Wolfgang-Martin Boerner
    Co-chair/Report : Francesco Mattia

10:00-11:00 ; 4 oral presentations

    The Glen Affric Radar Project - Investigating Applications of Polarimetric SAR Interferometry
    Iain Woodhouse, Shane Cloude, Kostas Papathanassiou, Juan Suarez-Minguez, Joe Hope, Patrick Osborne, and Gary Wright

    Towards Recommendations for Partial Polarimetric Architectures in the Frame of Spaceborne SAR Studies
    Jean-Claude Souyris and Patrick Imbo

    Ship Detection Using Polarimetric SAR - The CRUSADE-2000 Experiment
    Robert Hawkins, M Yeremy, and K. P. Murnaghan

    On Applying Polarimetric Optimisation to Maximise the Contrast between Magnitudes of Co-polarised Correlations
    Francesco Mattia, Thuy Le Toan, Malcolm Davidson, and Shaun Quegan

11:00-11:15 ; Break

11:15-12:15 ; 4 presentations

    On the recovery and the calibration of ''Fully polarimetric scattering matrix information'' in POL-D (RP)- IN/TOMO-SAR Imaging : and its air/space-borne application to geo-environmental background validation, stress assesment and stress change monitoring
    Wolfgang-Martin Boerner, Jong-Sen Lee, Dale Schuler, Thomas Ainsworth, Mitchell Grunes, Alberto Moreira, Kostas Papathanassiou, Irena Hajnsek, Andreas Reigber, Jakob van Zyl, Yun-Jin Kim, David Imel, Robert Treuhaft, Shane Cloude, Ernst Krogager, Ernst Lueneburg, Zbigniew Czyz, Eric Pottier, Laurent Ferro-Famil, Sophie Allain, Ridha Touzi, Tom Lukowski, Terry Pultz, Jean-Claude Souyris, Patrick Imbo, Yoshio Yamaguchi, Hiroyoshi Yamada, Christiane Schmullius, Volker Hochschild, and Wolfgang-Albert Fluegel

    Faraday rotation effects and their correction for spaceborne SAR
    Shaun Quegan

    Development and Experiment of Polarization Selective Corner Reflectors for Polarimetric SAR Calibration
    Makoto Satake, Toshihiko Umehara, Akitsugu Nadai, Hideo Maeno, Seiho Uratsuka, Takeshi Matsuoka, Hiroaki Honma

    Measurement of Polarimetric Calibration Parameters from Amazon Imagery
    Anthony Luscombe

12:15-12:45 ; Round Table

12:45-14:15 ; Lunch

Interferometry Session
    Chair : Fabio Rocca
    Co-chair/Report : Jean-Claude Souyris

14:15-15:45 ; 6 oral presentations

    Inland Flexure Due to Ocean Tide Loading : A Possible Detection by Satellite Radar Interferometry at Korean Peninsula
    Masato Furuya and Shuhei Okubo

    A Study on Interferometric SAR Image Restoration Using Complex-Valued Neural Networks and Its Application to Phase Unwrapping Problem
    Andriyan Bayu Suksmono and Akira Hirose

    Constraints on the Design of DINSAR Satellites
    Andrea Monti Guarnieri, Claudio Prati, and Fabio Rocca

    Permanent Scatterers and Conventional DInSAR Techniques: A Comparison
    Alessandro Ferretti, Claudio Prati, and Fabio Rocca

    RADARSAT-1 : Canadian Interferometric Mission
    Greta Reynolds, Ahmed Mahmood, and Marc Forbes

    Observations of the Earthquake Cycle from ERS and ALOS InSAR
    David Sandwell, Yehuda Bock, Suzanne Lyons, and Bridgett Smith

15:45-16:00 ; Break

16:00-17:15 ; 5 oral presentations

    SRTM/X-SAR Calibration
    Michael Eineder, Bernhard Rabus, Helko Breit, Nico Adam, Juergen Holzner, Steffen Suchandt, and Richard Bamler

    Calibration of P-band Interferometric Radar Data from the GeoSAR System
    Scott Hensley and Elaine Chapin

    Correction of Atmospheric Excess Path Delay appeared in Repeat-pass SAR Interferometry using Objective Analysis Data
    Masanobu Shimada, Mai Minamisawa, Shigeki Kobayashi, and Naoyuki Fujii

    Neotectonics and SAR Interferogram in Taiwan : Uplift of Tainan Anticline (SW Taiwan) and 921 Chichi Earthquake
    B. Deffontaines, E. Pathier, C. T. Lee, B. Fruneau, D. Raymond, J. Angelier, and J. P. Rudant 

    InSAR Analysis of the Volcanic Crustal Deformation of Miyake Island with RADARSAT Images
    Hiroshi Ohkura and Masanobu Shimada

17:15-17:45 ; Round Table

Tue. 3 April 2001

Geometry & Radiometry/SAR processing Session
    Chair : Richard Bamler
    Co-chair/Report : T.B.D

09:30-10:00 ; 2 oral presentations

    Validation of Digital Terrain Models Processed from Spatial Imagery Applications in the Pyrennes (S France)
    Deffontaines B., Rudant J.P., Gobert S., Laurencot T., and Dubois-Fernandez P.

SAR processing
    PC Satellite SAR Processor
    Ronald van Maarseveen

10:00-10:30 ; Round Table

10:30-10:45 ; Break

Calibration Session
    Chair : Robert Hawkins
    Co-chair/Report : T.B.D

10:45-11:45 ; 4 oral presentations

    RADARSAT-1 Image Quality - A Mission Success
    Satish Srivastava, B. T. Banik, P. Le Dantec, Robert Hawkins, and K. P. Murnaghan

    Exploring the Elevation Beam Overlap Region in RADARSAT-1 ScanSAR
    Robert Hawkins, K. P. Murnaghan, J. Wolfe, and W. Jefferies

    Cross-calibration Experiment of Airborne L-band Polarimetric SAR
    Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Takeo Tadono, Masayuki Matsuoka, Masanobu Shimada, Takeshi Matsuoka, Seiho Uratsuka

    The ERS-2 SAR Performance : A Further Update
    Peter Meadows and Betlem Rosich

11:45-12:15 ; Round Table

12:15-14:00 ; Lunch

Instrument design and new concept Session
Chair : Jean-Claude Souyris
     Co-chair/Report : T.B.D

14:00-15:15 ; 5 oral presentations

    SAR Antenna for Small Satellite
    Guy Seguin and Peter Wood

    Design and Development of a European, Space-borne, L-band SAR
    Colin Mathew

    High Resolution SAR Instrument for Risk Management, Based on Reflector Antenna Solution
    Muriel Jerome and Alexandre Houpert

    Feasibility Study of an FM-CW SAR System
    Jacco de Wit and Peter Hoogeboom

    MiniSAR : A Miniature, Lightweight, Low Cost, Scalable SAR System
    Philippe Steeghs, Erik van Halsema, and Peter Hoogeboom

15:30-15:45 ; Break

15:45-16:45 ; 4 oral presentations

    The X-SAR/SRTM Instrument Hardware
    Harald Braubach, Werner Mill, Rolf Werninghaus, Rudolf Zahn

    Performances of Cartwheel Systems with respect to SAR Partner and Payload Features
    Didier Massonnet and Hartmut Runge

    The Mono-gyro Piloting Mode : Impact on the ERS-2 SAR Performance
    B. Rosich, G. Emiliani, P. Meadows, B. Schttler, and M. Grion

    Preliminary Interferometric Performance Estimation for the Interferometric Cartwheel in Combination with ENVISAT ASAR
    J. Mittermayer, G. Krieger, K-H. Zeller, M. Eineder, M. Hubig and A. Moreira

16:45-17:15 ; Round Table

19:00-21:00 ; Reception Party

Wed. 4 April 2001

Ocean applications Session
Chair : Benjamin Holt
     Co-chair/Report : Hiroshi Kawamura

09:30-10:15 ; 3 oral presentations

    Global Wind and Ocean Wave Measurements with the ENVISAT ASAR Wave Mode - A Pre-study using Reprocessed ERS-2 SAR Data
    Johannes Schulz-Stellenfleth, Susanne Lehner, Jochen Horstmann, Danielle Hoja, Mingquan Bao

    Study on L-Band Geophysical Model Function for Ocean Surface Wind Retrieval Using JERS-1/SAR
    Hiroshi Kawamura, Teruhisa Shimada, and Masanobu Shimada

    High Resolution Wind Fields Retrieved from RADARSAT-1 ScanSAR
    Jochen Horstmann, Wolfgang Koch, Susanne Lehner, Rasmus Tonboe, and Richard Bamler

Ship detection/Sea ice/Soil applications Session
    Chair : Kazuo Ouchi
    C-chair/Report : Scott Hensley

10:15-11:00 ; 3 oral presentations

    Arctic Sea Ice Thickness from SAR-derived Kinematics : Current Status
    Ron Kwok and Benjamin Holt

    A Methodological Study on Soil Moisture Retrieval Using SAR Data
    Giuseppe Satalino, Guido Pasquariello, Francesco Mattia, Malcom Davidson, Thuy Le Toan, and Maurice Borgeaud

    Azimuth Image Shift Caused by Pitching Motion of Ships Observed in RADARSAT Data
    Masato Iehara and Kazuo Ouchi

11:00-11:15 ; Break

Forest application Session
    Chair : Thuy Le Toan
    Co-chair/Report : Shaun Quegan

11:15-12:15 ; 4 oral presentations

    Evaluation of JERS-1 SAR mosaics for hydrological applications in the Congo river basin
    Ake Rosenqvist and Charon M. Birkett

    Contribution of SAR Systems to the Estimates of Carbon Budget in Forests
    Thuy Le Toan

    Detecting Fire Scars Using JERS, ERS and Radarsat
    Jon Ranson, Guoqing Sun, Vyacheslav Kharuk, and Katalin Kovacs

    Effects of Slope and Aspect on Radar Backscatter of Forest Canopies
    Guoqing Sun and Jon Ranson

12:15-12:45 ; Round Table

12:45-14:15 ; Lunch

ALOS Session
Chair : Masanobu Shimada
     Co-chair/Report : Gordon Keyte

14:15-15:30 ; 5 oral presentations

    Calibration and Validation of PALSAR and Research Products of NASDA/EORC
    Masanobu Shimada, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Takeo Tadono, and Tamotsu Igarashi

    PALSAR Operations Plan
    Shinichi Suzuki

    Phased Array Antenna Calibration Method in Operating Condition - REV Method -
    Isamu Chiba, Nobuo Kumagae, Kenichi Hariu, Naoya Morita

    Development of PALSAR Ground Data System and a Future Plan for SAR Calibration
    Hiroshi Watanabe, Shiro Ohkawa, Kenji Tatsumi, Hidekuni Kikuchi, and Yasutaka Onoda

    ALOS/PALSAR Characteristics and Status
    Norimasa Ito

15:30-16:00 ; Round Table

Thu. 5 April 2001

Chair : Yves-Louis Desnos
Co-chair/Report : Manfred Zink

09:30-10:45 ; 5 oral presentations

    The ENVISAT Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System Ready for Launch
    Yves-Louis Desnos and Manfred Zink

    The ASAR Instruments : Results from Pre-flight Test Campaign
    Jean-Luc Suchail, Ramon Torres, Chris Buck, and Manfred Zink

    ASAR Performance
    Christpher Buck

    ASAR Calibration/Validation Overview
    Manfred Zink

    In-orbit Calibration and Maintenance of the ENVISAT ASAR Antenna Beams
    Ramon Torres, Chris Buck, Jean-Luc Suchail, and Manfred Zink

10:45-11:00 ; Break

11:00-12:00 ; 4 oral presentations

    The ASAR Ground Processor Verification Activities
    Josep Closa and Betlem Rosich

    The Internal Calibartion Strategy on the ASAR Ground Processor
    Betlem Rosich and Josep Closa

    ENVISAT ASAR Wave Mode Validation
    Andrea Bellini, Yves-Louis Desnos, Harald Johnsen, Geir Engen, Bertrand Chapron, and Josep Closa

    Raw Data Quality Analysis - Indispensable for a Comprehensive SAR Product Quality Analysis Approach
    Birgit Schaettler and Peter Smith

12:00-12:30 ; Round Table

12:30-14:00 ; Lunch

14:00-15:40 ; Session Summaries

    14:00-14:10 ; Polarimetry Session
    14:10-14:20 ; Interferometry Session
    14:20-14:30 ; Geometry & Radiometry/SAR processing Session
    14:30-14:40 ; Calibration Session
    14:40-14:50 ; Instrument design and new concept Session
    14:50-15:00 ; Ocean applications Session
    15:00-15:10 ; Ship detection/Sea ice/Soil applications Session
    15:10-15:20 ; Forest application Session
    15:20-15:30 ; ALOS Session
    15:30-15:40 ; ENVISAT Session

15:40-15:55 ; Recommendations and Closing
    15:40-15:45 ; Workshop recommendations and future plans, Masanobu Shimada, NASDA/EORC
    15:45-15:50 ; Wrokshop closing, Yves-Loius Desnos, Chair of CEOS WGCV SAR Subgroup
    15:50-15:55 ; Closing address, Yoji Furuhama, Executive Director of NASDA HQ

Poster papers will be presented in poster format. The posters will be available for viewing during the whole duration of the workshop.

    Assessment of Polarization Information Loss Related to the Stokes Matrix Compressed Format
    Ridha Touzi and F. Charbonneau

    Using Topography Statistics to Help Phase Unwrapping
    Andrea Monti Guarnieri

    Coherence Factor of Forested Areas
    Laetitia Thirion, Pierre Borderies, Isabelle Chenerie, Eric Mougin, and Christophe Proisy

Low frequency imagery
    Low Frequency (5MHz) SAR Imagery and InSAR Analysis of Lunar Radar Sounder in SELENE Project
    Takao Kobayashi, Takayuki Ono, and Hiroshi Oya

    Review of the Application of Spaceborne P-band SAR Radar : Slant and Vertical Configuration
    Alain Herique, Monique Dechambre, Frederique Remy, Pierre Bauer, Bertrand Chapron, Woldek Kofman, Jean Lilensten, and Philippe Paillou

    Ionospheric Propagation for Low Frequency Spaceborne Radar Sounding : Modeling and Correction
    Jean Francois Nouvel, Alain Herique, Wlodek Kofman, and Olivier Witasse

    Development of an ultra-wideband SAR processor
    Arnold Barmettler and Daniel Nuesch

SAR processing
    The Extended Exact Transfer Function SAR Processing Algorithm
    Tove Tennvassaas, Ole Morten Olsen, and Gunnar Rasmussen

    Definition of the CONSERT / ROSETTA Radar Performances
    Alain Herique and Wlodek Kofman

    The ERS-1 SAR Performance : A Summary
    P. Meadows, H. Laur, B. Rosich, and B. Schattler

    A Treatment of SAR Radiometric Resolution including Geolocated Ambiguous Energy
    Marco Schwerdt and Manfred Zink

Science and application requirements
    Analysis of Scattered Wave from Burnt Coal Pit and Its Application in Estimation Fire Scars Thickness in Central Borneo using JERS-1 SAR Image
    Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo, Ryutaro Tateishi, and Nobuo Takeuchi

    Operational Coastal Map Reactualization by RADAR SAR ERS Images, Examples French Guiana, in the Area of Nouakchott City in Mauritania and Douala, Cameroon
    Herve Trebossen, Jean-Paul Rudant, Nicolas Classeau, Benedicte Fruneau, MF. Courel, Joseph Mvogo, Vincent de Paul Onana, and Emannuel Tonye

    Detection of Ships Based on the Cross-Correlation Technique of Split-look SAR Images
    Masato Iehara and Kazuo Ouchi

    ERS and JERS SAR Scenes Potential for Geographic Data Base : Examples in French Guiana
    Nicolas ClasseauCHerve TrebossenCJean-Paul Rudant, and Patrick Guillope

    Comparative study on ERS and JERS SAR data for fire scar monitoring in Indonesia 
    Florian Siegert and Mikiyasu Nakayama

    Development of an algorithm for estimating snow hydrological parameters based on single-parameter SAR images and its validation
    Takeo Tadono, Kazuhiko Fukami, and Jiancheng Shi


Copyright by NASDA/EORC 2001
Oral : 58 presentations
Poster : 17 posters