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Preliminary design of the VAGSAT wave scatterometer
Author(s): L. Rey; Noel Suinot; Eric Thouvenot
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Paper Abstract

The aim of the small satellite project VAGSAT is to provide measurement of the directional wave spectrum over the globe to improve the climatology models. The system definition is based upon the nadir beam measurement to normalize the wave spectrum, and the spectrum beam measurement to provide the directional wave spectrum. The dual beam antenna sub- system with one rotative beam and the on-board processing design with the pulse compression solution selected are presented. The first VAGSAT design is encouraging; the payload conception demonstrates the feasibility with an overall mass and power consumption compatible with a small satellite platform.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2584, Synthetic Aperture Radar and Passive Microwave Sensing, (21 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227158
Show Author Affiliations
L. Rey, Alcatel Espace (France)
Noel Suinot, Alcatel Espace (France)
Eric Thouvenot, 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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