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TSARSAT: a radar satellite for observing tropical regions
Author(s): Huadong Guo; Jingjuan Liao; Zhen Li; Yun Shao
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Paper Abstract

The tropical and subtropical regions are characterized by their extraordinary resource environment, weather and climate. So the spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) with all day and all weather imaging capability has particular function to detect these regions. The available spaceborne radar systems take into consideration observing the tropical and subtropical regions, however, until recently, there has not been the professional radar satellite for observing these regions. This paper proposed the concept of TSARSAT (Tropical SAR Satellite), and analyzed its technological characteristics. The radar satellite will play an important role in rice growth monitoring and yield estimation, tropical rain forest monitoring, disaster monitoring and warning, ocean detection, coast belt surveying and topography mapping.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6200, Remote Sensing of the Environment: 15th National Symposium on Remote Sensing of China, 620006 (9 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.681182
Show Author Affiliations
Huadong Guo, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (China)
Jingjuan Liao, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (China)
Zhen Li, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (China)
Yun Shao, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6200:
Remote Sensing of the Environment: 15th National Symposium on Remote Sensing of China
Qingxi Tong; Wei Gao; Huadong Guo, Editor(s)

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