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Design and development of the Sentinel-3 Microwave Radiometer
Author(s): Marc Bergadà; Patricia Brotons; Yolanda Camacho; Leila Díez; Ataúlfo Gamonal; J. Luis García; Raquel González; Alberto Pacheco; M. Ángel Palacios; Ulf Klein
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Paper Abstract

The Sentinel-3 (S-3) Microwave Radiometer (MWR) is being developed by EADS CASA Espacio (ECE) under contract with Thales Alenia Space France (TAS-F) and the European Space Agency (ESA). This instrument, along with a radar altimeter and a precise orbit determination package, is part of a topographic mission in the frame of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme. The MWR will determine the amount of humidity in the atmosphere in order to correct for the wet tropospheric path delay of the altimeter data by means of brightness temperature measurements at 23.8 GHz and 36.5 GHz. This paper describes the design and development plan for the MWR instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2010
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7826, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV, 78260M (13 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864575
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Marc Bergadà, EADS CASA Espacio (Spain)
Patricia Brotons, EADS CASA Espacio (Spain)
Yolanda Camacho, EADS CASA Espacio (Spain)
Leila Díez, EADS CASA Espacio (Spain)
Ataúlfo Gamonal, EADS CASA Espacio (Spain)
J. Luis García, EADS CASA Espacio (Spain)
Raquel González, EADS CASA Espacio (Spain)
Alberto Pacheco, EADS CASA Espacio (Spain)
M. Ángel Palacios, EADS CASA Espacio (Spain)
Ulf Klein, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7826:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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