The Convair-580: Our source of Inspiration for the Influence of the Design, Calibration and Advanced Applications of Polarimetric Satellite SAR

Ridha Touzi


Ridha Touzi (M’90–SM’11–F’15) received the Ingénieur degree from l’École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile and the M.S. degree from l’École Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, Toulouse (France), in 1983 and 1984, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree and le diplôme de l’Habilitation à diriger des recherches from l’Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) in 1988 and 1996, respectively. From 1988 to 1990, he was Research Scientist at the Centre d’Étude Spatiale des Rayonnements (CESR, Toulouse). From 1990 to 1992, he was with the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) in Ottawa as a Canadian Government Laboratory Visiting Fellow. He was professor at the Royal Military College of St-Jean, Québec, Canada, from 1992 to 1994. In 1994, he joined CCRS as a research scientist. His research interests include many aspects of SAR image processing, polarimetry, interferometry, airborne and spaceborne SAR calibration.

Dr. Touzi is the recipient of the 1999 Geoscience and Remote Sensing Transactions Prize Paper Award for the study on the “Coherence Estimation for SAR imagery”. He received the Natural Resources Canada 2004 award for significant contribution to the promotion of polarimetry in Canada, and to the preparation of RADARSAT-2 mission. He is also the recipient of the 2013 Earth Science Sector Award for the significant contribution to the design and calibration of the Canadian satellite SAR missions (Radarsat-2 and the RCM), and the calibration of polarimetric ALOS-PALSAR. Recently, Dr. Touzi was awarded with the prestigious IEEE Fellow “for


In 1988, CCRS upgraded the Convair-580 SAR with a polarimetric mode. This talk will demonstrate the influence of the Convair 580 SAR on the design and calibration of the Canadian (C-band Radarsat-2 and RCM) and Japanese... [ view full abstract ]


AS-2 » ASAR Keynote/ASAR conférencier principal (11:30 - Tuesday, 20th June, Amphi.)