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Synthetic aperture imaging radiometer
Author(s): William J. Wilson; Alan B. Tanner
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Paper Abstract

A concept for a high spatial resolution passive microwave instrument is presented. In a low Earth orbit, the Synthetic Aperture Imaging Radiometer (SAIR) instrument would provide microwave images with a 5 km spatial resolution, that is 10 times better than current spaceborne passive microwave sensors. The scientific applications would be for high spatial resolution measurements of sea and land ice, snow cover, and rainfall. The SAIR would be a low cost, low mass, non-scanning instrument that could be launched with a small launch vehicle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1935, Microwave Instrumentation for Remote Sensing of the Earth, (19 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152600
Show Author Affiliations
William J. Wilson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Alan B. Tanner, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1935:
Microwave Instrumentation for Remote Sensing of the Earth
James C. Shiue, Editor(s)

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