Pre-Flight SAOCOM-1A SAR Performance Assessment by Outdoor Campaign
AbstractIn the present paper, we describe the design, execution, and the results of an outdoor experimental campaign involving the Engineering Model of the first of the two Argentinean L-band Synthetic Aperture Radars (SARs) of the Satélite Argentino de Observación con Microondas (SAOCOM) mission, SAOCOM-1A. The experiment’s main objectives were to test the end-to-end SAR operation and to assess the instrument amplitude and phase stability as well as the far-field antenna pattern, through the illumination of a moving target placed several kilometers away from the SAR. The campaign was carried out in Bariloche, Argentina, during June 2016. The experiment was successful, demonstrating an end-to-end readiness of the SAOCOM-SAR functionality in realistic conditions. The results showed an excellent SAR signal quality in terms of amplitude and phase stability. View Full-Text
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Giudici, D.; Monti Guarnieri, A.; Cuesta Gonzalez, J.P. Pre-Flight SAOCOM-1A SAR Performance Assessment by Outdoor Campaign. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 729.
Giudici D, Monti Guarnieri A, Cuesta Gonzalez JP. Pre-Flight SAOCOM-1A SAR Performance Assessment by Outdoor Campaign. Remote Sensing. 2017; 9(7):729.Chicago/Turabian Style
Giudici, Davide; Monti Guarnieri, Andrea; Cuesta Gonzalez, Juan P. 2017. "Pre-Flight SAOCOM-1A SAR Performance Assessment by Outdoor Campaign." Remote Sens. 9, no. 7: 729.