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9.6-GHz scattero-radiometer
Author(s): Dehai Zhang; Junrong Zhang; Kai Zhao; Shengwei Zhang
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Paper Abstract

In microwave remote sensing, if we want to acquire active and passive remote sensing information of an object simultaneously, we usually measure it with a scatterometer and a radiometer at the same time. Because two remote sensors are used, the experiment is very complicated. A scattero-radiometer is developed in order to reduce remote sensor cost and experiment difficulty. This scattero- radiometer consists of a continuous wave scatterometer and a digital gain compensation radiometer. In this paper, the block diagram and the timing program of this scattero- radiometer are detailed submitted. Performance test show that the scattero-radiometer not only remains original performance of a scatterometer and a radiometer, but also is able to measure backscattering coefficient and brightness temperature simultaneously. It is more fit for acquiring active and passive microwave remote sensing information simultaneously.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3503, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319481
Show Author Affiliations
Dehai Zhang, Changchun Institute of Geography (China)
Junrong Zhang, Changchun Institute of Geography (China)
Kai Zhao, Changchun Institute of Geography (China)
Shengwei Zhang, Changchun Institute of Geography (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3503:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment
Tadahiro Hayasaka; Dong Liang Wu; Yaqiu Jin; JingShang Jiang, Editor(s)

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