Optimal Discriminator and Limiting Accuracy of Height Measurement for a Spaceborne Oceanographic Radar Altimeter

Min Ho Ka, Alexandr I. Baskakov

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Abstract

The required accuracy performance of a high-precision oceanographic radar altimeter can be achieved by designing a height-tracking system. The optimal discriminator of the tracking system is synthesized in this letter, and the calculation methods for its discriminating characteristics and measurement error performance are investigated. The structure of the optimized tracking system is outlined. Using the obtained results, the dependence of the limiting accuracy of a single delay-time measurement on the signal-to-noise ratio is determined. The limiting accuracy obtained by the discriminator can be specified as the measurement performance of the altimeter system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8513875
Pages (from-to)332-336
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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