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1. chinaXiv:201703.00309 [pdf]

An Improved Adaptive Regularization Method for Forward Looking Azimuth Super-Resolution of a Dual-Frequency Polarized Scatterometer

Liu, Liling; Dong, Xiaolong; Zhu, Jintai; Zhu, Di
Subjects: Geosciences >> Space Physics

Dual-frequency polarized scatterometer (DFPSCAT) is a pencil-beam rotating scatterometer which is designed for snow water equivalent (SWE) measurement, and Doppler beam sharpening (DBS) technique is proposed for DFPSCAT to achieve the azimuth resolution. However, the DBS technique is inapplicable for the forward-looking and afterward-looking regions. Based on an approximate aperiodic model of scatterometer echo signal, an improved adaptive regularization deconvolution algorithm with gradient histogram preservation (GHP) constraint is implemented to settle the problem. To investigate its performance of resolution enhancement and resulted accuracy, both a synthetic backscattering coefficient (σ0field reconstruction and SWE σ0reconstruction are carried out. The results show that the proposed method can recover the truth signal and achieve azimuth resolution of 2 km with the designed scatterometer system, which is required by the SWE retrieval. Moreover, the relative errors of reconstructed σ0are less than 0.5 dB that satisfy the accuracy requirement for SWE retrieval, and comparisons with observed results show that the error reduction is more than 0.03 dB. Meanwhile, a comparison between the proposed algorithm and some existing resolution enhancement methods is analyzed, which concludes that the proposed method can obtain a comparable resolution enhancement as L1method and has less noise. The technique is also verified with advanced scatterometer (ASCAT) scatterometer data.

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2. chinaXiv:201703.00306 [pdf]

Azimuth High Resolution for a Conically Scanned Pencil-Beam Scatterometer Using Rotating Azimuth Doppler Discrimination

Wang, Gang; Dong, Xiaolong; Zhu, Di; Bao, Qingliu
Subjects: Geosciences >> Space Physics

In order to satisfy a relatively high resolution for the retrieval of snow water equivalent, an X/Ku-band dual-frequency full-polarized SCATterometer (DFPSCAT) onboard Water Cycle Observation Mission (WCOM) satellite is designed for high-resolution observations. However, given the following situations, the method called “rotating azimuth Doppler discrimination” is proposed, which can satisfy the resolution requirement and real-time processing: 1) the conically rotation rate of antenna is relatively fast; 2) the swath width is larger than 1000 km; and 3) day or night observation capabilities are required. Considering the complexity of the system's design and the improvement of azimuth resolution capability, a burst pulsing scheme is addressed to satisfy the numbers of azimuth sampling. The simulation model is used to analyze the feasibility of azimuth discrimination method based on geometry and system parameters. It is shown that the achievable azimuth resolution is about 2–5 km at far end of the swath and only 5km at near end of the swath. The results show that when the size of a slice is set as 2–5 km, the Kpcis about less than 0.4 as snow depth varies, and the Kpcof combined slices is smaller than a single slice.

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3. chinaXiv:201703.00294 [pdf]

Adaptive regularization method for forward looking Azimuth super-resolution of a Dual-Frequency Polarized Scatterometer

Liu, Liling; Dong, Xiaolong; Zhu, Jintai; Zhu, Di
Subjects: Geosciences >> Space Physics

Dual-Frequency Polarized Scatterometer (DFPSCAT) is a pencil-beam rotating scatterometer which is used to measure snow water equivalence (SWE). Respecting the low azimuth resolution of its forward-looking region, an adaptive regularization deconvolution super-resolution method, based on the scatterometer echo signal model, is proposed. Compared with the classical SIR and MAP algorithms, the proposed method can better reconstruct the original signal, and has less noise amplification. The algorithm processing accuracy with different Kpcis also studied, and the results show that when the value of Kpcis less than 0.1, nearly the entire restored data can satisfy the requirement of 0.5dB accuracy.

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4. chinaXiv:201703.00290 [pdf]

Deconvolution method for resolution enhancement of Dual-Frequency Polarized Scatterometer

Liu, Liling; Dong, Xiaolong; Zhu, Jintai; Zhu, Di
Subjects: Geosciences >> Space Physics

Dual-Frequency Polarized Scatterometer (DFPSCAT) is a new system utilizing Doppler beam sharpening (DBS) technology for azimuthal resolution enhancement. Considering the DBS technology is inapplicable for the middle areas of the swath, a theoretical framework of deconvolution signal processing is proposed to improve resolution. A deconvolution method of the nonlocally centralized sparse representation (NCSR) is adopted to verify its feasibility, and simulation results show that the deconvolution method have obviously better resolution enhancement and higher recovery accuracy than these of the classical scatterometer image reconstruction (SIR) method. �2016 IEEE.

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5. chinaXiv:201605.00291 [pdf]

THE PROCESSING AND SIMULATION OF THE CFOSAT RFSCAT

Yun, Risheng; Xu, Xingou; Dong, Xiaolong; Zhu, Di
Subjects: Geosciences >> Space Physics

The RFSCAT(Rotating Fan-beam SCATterometer) is one of the two payloads of CFOSAT, the China-France Oceanography Satellite. It is a radar scatterometer designed to measure the electromagnetic back-scatter from wind roughened ocean surface. The operating frequency of the scatterometer is 13.256GHz (Ku-band) and has a swath about 1,000 kilometers. In this paper, based on the characteristics of echo signal of RFSCAT, the on-board processing of RFSCAT signal is introduced. A Doppler pre-compensation LUT and A slice division LUT are developed, and the signal processing algorithms are validated and the wind retrieval performances of RFSCAT are analyzed based on the well-developed data simulation system of CFOSAT RFSCAT.

submitted time 2016-05-03 Hits406Downloads271 Comment 0

6. chinaXiv:201605.00289 [pdf]

AN UNFOCUSED SAR DESIGN TO IMPROVE AZIMUTH RESOLUTION OF DUALFREQUENCY FULL-POLARIZED SCATTEROMETER

Wang, Gang; Dong, Xiaolong; Bao, Qingliu; Zhu, Di; Xu, Xingou
Subjects: Geosciences >> Space Physics

In order to satisfy a high resolution for the measurement of snow water equivalent, we use the system of using the dual frequency(X-band 9.6GHz and Ku-band 17GHz) and full polarization. This paper discusses the various system options(scanning pencil-beam, high PRF, high SNR) and tradeoffs considered for improving the azimuth resolution of scatterometer are required.

submitted time 2016-05-03 Hits730Downloads437 Comment 0

7. chinaXiv:201605.00288 [pdf]

THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF SPATIAL DECORRELATION OF DOPPLER SCATTEROMETER

Bao, Qingliu; Dong, Xiaolong; Zhu, Di; Xu, Xingou
Subjects: Geosciences >> Space Physics

Ocean surface current is a very important parameter of ocean dynamic environment, which has been connected to global climate change, marine environment forecasting, marine navigation, engineering security and so on. Doppler scatterometer is a new type of scatterometer that can be used to measure ocean surface current as well as the ocean wind vector in space. The Doppler Scatterometer is based on a real aperture radar, which can achieve a very wide swath. It can provide the ocean surface current and wind vector information in a certain resolution and achieve global coverage quickly, which is very important for the marine environment forecasting and climate changes research.

submitted time 2016-05-03 Hits458Downloads282 Comment 0

8. chinaXiv:201605.00281 [pdf]

ADAPTIVE REGULARIZATION METHOD FOR FORWARD LOOKING AZIMUTH SUPER-RESOLUTION OF A DUAL-FREQUENCY POLARIZED SCATTEROMETER

Liu, Liling; Dong, Xiaolong; Zhu, Jintai; Zhu, Di
Subjects: Geosciences >> Space Physics

Dual-Frequency Polarized Scatterometer (DFPSCAT) is a pencil-beam rotating scatterometer which is used to measure snow water equivalence (SWE). Respecting the low azimuth resolution of its forward-looking region, an adaptive regularization deconvolution super-resolution method, based on the scatterometer echo signal model, is proposed. Compared with the classical SIR and MAP algorithms, the proposed method can better reconstruct the original signal, and has less noise amplification. The algorithm processing accuracy with different K-pc is also studied, and the results show that when the value of K-pc is less than 0.1, nearly the entire restored data can satisfy the requirement of 0.5dB accuracy.

submitted time 2016-05-03 Hits611Downloads355 Comment 0

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