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System Design for a Spaceborne Cloud Rada

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dc.contributor.author Im, Eastwood en_US
dc.contributor.author Li, Fuk K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Durden, Stephen L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wilson, William J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-06
dc.date.available 2004-10-06
dc.date.issued 1994-09 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Rome, Italy en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 94-0994 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/34638
dc.description.abstract This paper presents some crucial design parameters and a strawman system design for a nadir-looking, 94-GHz spaceborne cloud profiling radar. This sensor is expected to provide cloud measurements at vertical resolution of 500 m and with a minimum detectable cloud reflectivity of slightly better than -30 dBZ. The radar design is intended to be accommodated by a spacecraft with limited resources. It uses a 2-m antenna and an extended interaction amplifier (EIA) that are readily available in either ground-based and airborne applications. For space application, improvements in the EIA lifetime and space qualification will be required. For various reasons, the spaceborne cloud radar system development is expected to be greatly benefited by the implementation of an aircraft cloud radar instrument. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other Cloud Measurement Spaceborne Cloud en_US
dc.title System Design for a Spaceborne Cloud Rada en_US


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