Accession Number:

AD0705971

Title:

OBSERVATION LIMITS OF LOW POWER SPACEBORNE SIDE-LOOKING RADAR FOR EARTH RESOURCES APPLICATIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Some observational capabilities of orbiting side-looking synthetic aperture radar systems are evaluated. Two mean radar power levels are assumed available, 250 W and 500 W, and observation from 500 km and 1000 km altitude respectively is considered. A ground resolution distance of about 50 m associated with an observed strip about 100 km wide seems feasible though radar wavelengths required tend to become long. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE