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MAST: a new sensor concept for sea ice and sea wind imaging
Author(s): Jean Marc Goutoule; F. Bayle; Eric Anterrieu; N. Skou; M. Martin Neira
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Paper Abstract

All weather images of sea ice are daily available thanks to passive sensors as SSM/I. They mainly come from the 37 GHz and 19 GHz channel with respectively 35 km and 60 km ground resolution. Mast (standing for millimeter waves aperture synthesis techniques) aims at bringing this ground resolution down to 6 km ((Delta) T equals 1k), by using a larger but fixed 36.5 GHz radiometer with one dimension interferometer techniques. Polarimetry capabilities (measurement of H and V correlation) are also provided at 36.5 GHz with a lower ground resolution, 25 km, and (Delta) T equals 0.1 k. The polarimetric data are combined with the second interferometer channel operating at 18.7 GHz in V polarization in order to retrieve surface wind on ocean.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3870, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites III, (28 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373163
Show Author Affiliations
Jean Marc Goutoule, Matra Marconi Space (France)
F. Bayle, Matra Marconi Space (France)
Eric Anterrieu, Observatoire Midi Pyrenees (France)
N. Skou, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
M. Martin Neira, European Space Agency (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3870:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites III
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie, Editor(s)

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