Ultra-High Performance C & L-Band Radiometer System for Future Spaceborne Ocean Missions

Niels Skou, S. S. Søbjærg, S. S. Kristensen, C. Cappellin, K. Pontoppidan, J. R. de Lasson, M. Ivashina, O. Iupikov

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Abstract

A next generation spaceborne radiometer system for hi-quality ocean measurements is discussed. Instead of a classical horn, a focal plane array is used as antenna feed. The antenna beam is created by adding the outputs from many small antenna elements, thus providing an antenna beam of unsurpassed quality. This solves the classical polarization purity and land / sea contamination issues. The concept requires many microwave receivers and fast analog-to-digital converters as well as fast digital signal processing on-board the satellite. This is discussed, and resource budgets, especially concerning power, are provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 IEEE 15th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad)
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2018
Pages42-47
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-5015-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event15th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad) - Cambridge, United States
Duration: 27 Mar 201830 Mar 2018

Conference

Conference15th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCambridge
Period27/03/201830/03/2018

Keywords

  • Microwave
  • Radiometer
  • Focal plane array
  • Receiver

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