CEOS Instrument: SAR

Instrument:C/X SAR
Agency: ISRO
Mission: DMSAR
Status:No longer considered
Type:Imaging radar (SAR)
Description:Disaster management, mainly to overcome problems of cloud during observation, most useful for flood and cyclone
Spatial Resolution: N/A
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: C/X Band
Technology: Imaging radar (SAR)
Description: If radar is used, the problem of diffraction-limited resolution in MW still applies. In this case, however, by analysing range, azimuth and Doppler effect of the (coherent) signals, synthetic aperture can be implemented, and resolutions typically of 10-30 m can be achieved. Several combinations of polarisations in transmission and reception can be implemented. Resolution can be traded-off with swath (e.g. 30 m / 100 km or 150 m / 400 km). Interferometry between views from different passes enable appreciating changes. SAR exploiting different bands (L, S, C, X) emphasise different features. Applicable only in LEO.

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18