The airborne EMIRAD L-band radiometer system

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Abstract

This paper describes the EMIRAD L-band radiometer, developed in support of the ESA/SMOS mission. The instrument is a fully polarimetric, dual antenna system, built with special focus on antenna accuracy, receiver stability, and detection and mitigation of radio frequency interference (RFI). The EMIRAD system has been installed on three different airborne platforms for measurements of sea surface signatures and salinity, soil moisture, and the homogeneity of the Antarctic SMOS calibration site. The installations are shown in the paper, and some major results for ocean and ice observations are given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IGARSS 2013
Number of pages4
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2013
Pages1900-1903
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-1114-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2013) - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 21 Jul 201326 Jul 2013
http://www.igarss2013.org/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2013)
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period21/07/201326/07/2013
Internet address
SeriesIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings
ISSN2153-6996

Keywords

  • calibration
  • moisture measurement
  • oceanographic equipment
  • oceanographic techniques
  • radio receivers
  • radiofrequency interference
  • radiometers
  • receiving antennas
  • salinity (geophysical)
  • surface topography measurement
  • Fields, Waves and Electromagnetics
  • airborne EMIRAD L-band radiometer system
  • Antarctic SMOS calibration site
  • Antennas
  • Calibration
  • ESA-SMOS mission
  • Field programmable gate arrays
  • L-band
  • Microwave radiometry
  • Noise
  • polarimetric dual antenna system
  • Radio Frequency Interference
  • Radiometer
  • receiver stability
  • RFI
  • Salinity
  • sea surface measurement
  • SMOS
  • soil moisture

Cite this

Søbjærg, S. S., Kristensen, S. S., Balling, J. E., & Skou, N. (2013). The airborne EMIRAD L-band radiometer system. In Proceedings of IGARSS 2013 (pp. 1900-1903). IEEE. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6723175