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Sensors 2017, 17(10), 2419;

The SAR Payload Design and Performance for the GF-3 Mission

Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
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Received: 31 August 2017 / Revised: 3 October 2017 / Accepted: 19 October 2017 / Published: 23 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue First Experiences with Chinese Gaofen-3 SAR Sensor)
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This paper describes the C-band multi-polarization Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensor for the Gaofen-3 (GF-3) mission. Based on the requirement analysis, the design of working modes and SAR payload are given. An accurate antenna model is introduced for the pattern optimization and SAR performance calculation. The paper concludes with an overview of predicted performance which was verified by in-orbit tests. View Full-Text
Keywords: GF-3; SAR payload; polarization; requirement; working mode; antenna model GF-3; SAR payload; polarization; requirement; working mode; antenna model

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Sun, J.; Yu, W.; Deng, Y. The SAR Payload Design and Performance for the GF-3 Mission. Sensors 2017, 17, 2419.

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