Technology Developments for an Advanced L-Band Radiometer Mission

Manuel Martin-Neira, Martin Suess, Nikos Karafolas, Petri Piironen, Francois Deborgies, Albert Catalan, Roger Vilaseca, Jose Montero, Montserrat Puertolas, Diego Outumuro, Ignasi Corbella, Israel Duran, Nuria Duffo, Roberto Materni, Teresa Mengual, Miguel Angel Piqueras, Ana Olea, Andres Solana, Josep Closa, Albert ZuritaJuan Ignacio Ramirez, Olav Breinbjerg, Jeppe Majlund Bjørstorp, Kyriakos Kaslis, Steen S. Kristensen, Roger Oliva, Raul Onrubia, Adriano Camps, Jorge Querol

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    ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission was launched 2 Nov 2009 and, to date, is still in good health, providing valuable L-band observations of the Earth surface [1]. A number of products are obtained from these, including thin sea ice [2], frost/thaw soils [3], high winds [4], ocean surface wind [5] and Sun brightness temperature [6], besides the main mission measurements of soil moisture and sea surface salinity [7] [8]. This paper deals with the description and early results of some technology activities conducted by ESA applying the lessons learnt by SMOS and in preparation of an advanced L-band radiometer mission.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
    Publication date26 Sept 2020
    Article number9324378
    ISBN (Electronic)9781728163741
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2020
    Event2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Virtual symposium, Waikoloa, United States
    Duration: 26 Sept 20202 Oct 2020


    Conference2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
    LocationVirtual symposium
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Internet address
    SeriesInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

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    • Correlator
    • L-band receivers
    • MIRAS
    • Optical harness
    • SMOS


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