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Department of Geography Remote Sensing of Water Systems

SARLab: Computational SAR


The SARLab (Computational SAR) at RSL focuses on the understanding of the entire data processing chain of airborne and drone-based synthetic aperture radar systems: from SAR campaign planning through raw data focusing, calibration and validation to value-adding products.

Mission statement: Gaining knowledge through high quality SAR images and products.

SAR campaign planning
SAR raw data processing
Value-adding products

SAR systems

We collaborate with the following institutions and use their sensors and systems:

  • Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques (Fraunhofer FHR)
Type frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar
Frequency 35 GHz (Ka-Band)
Bandwidth Up to 1500 MHz
Polarization VV, VH (optional)
Additional Information Link to webpage of the system
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Type pulsed radar
Frequency 9.60 GHz (X), 5.30 GHz (C), 3.25 GHz (S), 1.325 GHz (L), 0.35 GHz (P)
Bandwidth Up to 800 MHz
Polarization Fully polarimetric
Additional Information Link to webpage of the system

Group members

Belongs to the organizational unit

Remote Sensing of Water Systems