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First results from an airborne Ka-band SAR using SweepSAR and Digital Beamforming

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dc.contributor.author Sadowy, Gregory A.
dc.contributor.author Ghaemi, Hirad
dc.contributor.author Hensley, Scott C.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-13T18:26:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-13T18:26:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-23
dc.identifier.citation 9th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, Nuremburg, Germany, April 23-26, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-0394
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42537
dc.description.abstract SweepSAR is a wide-swath synthetic aperture radar technique that is being studied for application on the future Earth science radar missions. This paper describes the design of an airborne radar demonstration that simulates an 11-m L-band (1.2-1.3 GHz) reflector geometry at Ka-band (35.6 GHz) using a 40-cm reflector. The Ka-band SweepSAR Demonstration system was flown on the NASA DC-8 airborne laboratory and used to study engineering performance trades and array calibration for SweepSAR configurations. We present an instrument and experiment overview, instrument calibration and first results. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject instrument testing en_US
dc.subject instrument calibration en_US
dc.subject airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) en_US
dc.subject Earth science radar missions en_US
dc.title First results from an airborne Ka-band SAR using SweepSAR and Digital Beamforming en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Electronics and Electrical Engineering en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Communications and Radar en_US


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