Design and Implementation of a Novel Polarimetric Active Radar Calibrator for Gaofen-3 SAR
AbstractThe Chinese first fully polarimetric space-borne synthetic aperture radar (SAR)-Gaofen-3 (GF-3) was launched in August 2016, which operates at the C-band and the resolution can reach 1 m. Polarimetric SAR calibration is a procedure that corrects the polarization distortion of a measured scattering matrix by referring to the scattering matrix of a known target. The present paper describes the principle, design, manufacture, and measurement results of a novel polarimetric active radar calibrator (PARC) designed for GF-3. A new design method for PARC was presented and two dual-polarized antennas with very high polarization purity were used. The internal calibration technique was introduced to ensure balance in the amplitude and phase, which ensures the precision of the PARC’s scattering matrices. The results we obtained through measurement in the microwave anechoic chamber and experiments in in-orbit calibration agree well with the theoretical predictions, and the novel PARC presented is proved to be well suited for polarization and radiometric calibration of GF-3. View Full-Text
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Li, L.; Zhu, Y.; Hong, J.; Ming, F.; Wang, Y. Design and Implementation of a Novel Polarimetric Active Radar Calibrator for Gaofen-3 SAR. Sensors 2018, 18, 2620.
Li L, Zhu Y, Hong J, Ming F, Wang Y. Design and Implementation of a Novel Polarimetric Active Radar Calibrator for Gaofen-3 SAR. Sensors. 2018; 18(8):2620.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Liang; Zhu, Yongtao; Hong, Jun; Ming, Feng; Wang, Yu. 2018. "Design and Implementation of a Novel Polarimetric Active Radar Calibrator for Gaofen-3 SAR." Sensors 18, no. 8: 2620.
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