A new C-band SAR for ERS-1 underflights

Søren Nørvang Madsen, Niels Skou, Erik Lintz Christensen

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    A high-resolution airborne C-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) has been designed, built, and tested. The radar design based on digital technology to the largest possible extent, to make the system as adaptable as possible. This has resulted in a very flexible radar with variable resolution, swath width, and imaging geometry. Special attention was paid to system calibration when the system was designed. Design considerations are outlined, selected features are discussed in relation to the implementation (for example, the digital system, the aircraft, the antenna and its installation, and the calibration system), and the first test results are given. The ongoing system developments and project plans are briefly described
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRecord of the IEEE International Radar Conference
    Publication date1990
    Publication statusPublished - 1990
    Event1990 IEEE International Radar Conference - Arlington, VA, United States
    Duration: 7 May 199010 May 1990


    Conference1990 IEEE International Radar Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityArlington, VA

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