Design of Passive Non-Cooperative Spaceborne SAR Payloads – Challenges and Strategies

Konferenz: EUSAR 2016 - 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 in Hamburg, Germany

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2016

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Marquez, Jose; Mak, Karen; Notter, Mike; Griffiths, Les; Hall, David (Airbus Defence & Space Ltd., UK)

This paper addresses significant challenges in the design of passive non-cooperative spaceborne SAR payloads. In particular, we cover time and phase synchronisation, beam/spectral overlap, and payload implementation aspects of the next generation of companion satellites. Our analysis has been illustrated with examples from proposed passive missions, e.g. SAOCOM and Sentinel-1 companion satellites, that have been and are currently being analysed by Airbus Defence & Space in the context of different ESA studies.