Future spaceborne ocean missions using high sensitivity multiple-beam radiometers

Niels Skou, Sten Schmidl Søbjærg, Steen Savstrup Kristensen, C. Cappellin, K. Pontoppidan, M. Ivashina, A. Ihle, K. V't Klooster

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Design considerations concerning a scanning as well as a push-broom microwave radiometer system are presented. Strict requirements to spatial and radiometric resolution leads to a multiple-beam scanner achieving good sensitivity through integration over many beams, or to a push-broom system where sensitivity is not a problem. Strict requirements to land contamination leads to a dense feed array system. Resource demands, especially power, are important issues, and first estimates are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2014
Number of pages4
Publication date2014
ISBN (Electronic)9781479957750
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: Energy and our Changing Planet - Quebec, Canada
Duration: 13 Jul 201418 Jul 2014


ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
OtherIn collaboration with the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS)
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  • Geoscience
  • Arrays
  • Feeds
  • microwave
  • Microwave radiometry
  • ocean
  • Power demand
  • radiometer
  • Radiometers
  • Receivers
  • Sensitivity

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