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Feasibility of scatterometers with new geometrical concepts
Author(s): V. Adrian; A. Faure; Noel Suinot; Gerard Caille; M. Barbas; Philippe Raizonville
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Paper Abstract

Two new geometrical concepts of scatterometer were investigated in order to reduce the variation of incidence angle on the fore and aft beams. The first one has fore, aft and mid beams nearly parallel and directed across the satellite track. The second one has concentric fore and aft beams. A feasibility study was undertaken to estimate system performances and budget in C band. This study begins with the determination of radiometric resolution requirement from a wind retrieval simulation in order to take into account the variation of azimuth angle along the beams. Finally performances and interface budgets are compared with currently developed systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2584, Synthetic Aperture Radar and Passive Microwave Sensing, (21 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227157
Show Author Affiliations
V. Adrian, Alcatel Espace (France)
A. Faure, Alcatel Espace (France)
Noel Suinot, Alcatel Espace (France)
Gerard Caille, Alcatel Espace (France)
M. Barbas, CNES (France)
Philippe Raizonville, CNES (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2584:
Synthetic Aperture Radar and Passive Microwave Sensing
Giorgio Franceschetti; Christopher John Oliver; James C. Shiue; Shahram Tajbakhsh, Editor(s)

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