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Exploiting time and frequency information for delay/Doppler altimetry

Halimi, Abderrahim and Mailhes, Corinne and Tourneret, Jean-Yves and Moreau, Thomas and Boy, François Exploiting time and frequency information for delay/Doppler altimetry. (2014) In: European Signal and Image Processing Conference - EUSIPCO 2014, 1 September 2014 - 5 September 2014 (Lisbon, Portugal).

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Delay/Doppler radar altimetry is a new technology that has been receiving an increasing interest, especially since the launch of Cryosat-2 in 2010, the first altimeter using this technique. The Delay/Doppler technique aims at reducing the measurement noise and increasing the along-track resolution in comparison with conventional pulse limited altimetry. A new semi-analytical model with five parameters has been recently introduced for this new technology. However, two of these parameters are highly correlated resulting in bad estimation performance when estimating all parameters. This paper proposes a new strategy improving estimation performance for delay/Doppler altimetry. The proposed strategy exploits all the information contained in the delay/Doppler domain. A comparison with other classical algorithms (using the temporal samples only) allows to appreciate the gain in estimation performance obtained when using both temporal and Doppler data.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to IEEE editor. The definitive version is available at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6952377&tag=1
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National des Etudes Spatiales - CNES (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Collecte Localisation Satellites - CLS (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:02 Apr 2015 14:39

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