ACTIVE REFLECTORS FOR INTERFEROMETRIC SAR DEFORMATION MEASUREMENT
- 1Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC/CERCA), Division of Geomatics, Av. Gauss, 7 E-08860 Castelldefels, Spain
- 2Department of Earth Sciences, Section of Geophysics, University of Milan, Via Cicognara 7, I-20129, Milan, Italy
Keywords: Deformation, monitoring, SAR, active reflectors
Abstract. This paper is focused on the design, implementation and testing of an active reflector, to be used to support deformation monitoring studies based on Synthetic Aperture Radar interferometry. The device is designed to work in C-band with Sentinel-1 data, operating at 5.405 GHz ± 50 MHz. A brief description of the active reflector is provided. It consists of two antennas and an amplifying section. The active reflector has been tested in different experiments. In this paper, we describe the experiment carried out in the Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (Castelldefels, Barcelona). The result shows a strong correlation with temperature. A calibration test was carried out to experimentally derive a calibration curve to correct the effect of temperature on phase stability.