Accession Number : ADP005839

Title :   The Pharus Project: Design of a Polarimetric C-Band SAR in the Netherlands,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Hoogeboom, P. ; Koomen, P. J.

Report Date : MAY 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : In the Netherlands a digital SLAR system (X-band) is used since many years in radar remote sensing research. An example of results and the system's key features are given in this paper. Calibration and high geometric and radiometric accuracy were the keywords to success in remote sensing for this system. Based on this experience a polarimetric C-band aircraft SAR is designed, that will be finalised in the 1990's. The system is designed using modern technology. In its final version it will make use of a phased array antenna with solid state amplifiers. Before this system can be developed, a number of problems have to be solved. This is done in several theoretical and practical studies. In one of these preparatory studies a SAR testbed will be constructed, to test parts of the technology that will be used in the final system and to gain experience with airborne SAR in general. This testbed will be described in the paper.

Descriptors :   *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, NETHERLANDS.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE