Development Status of the Biomass SAR Instrument

Konferenz: EUSAR 2021 - 13th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
29.03.2021 - 01.04.2021 in online

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2021

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

Fuegen, Thomas; Sperlich, Eckhardt; Heer, Christoph (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Friedrichshafen, Germany)
Warren, Carl (Airbus Defence and Space Ltd., Stevenage, United Kingdom)
Carbone, Adriano (RHEA for ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands)
Heliere, Florence (European Space Agency ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

Biomass, ESA’s 7th Earth Explorer mission, will provide the first global scale, systematic measurements of the global distribution of biomass. This paper describes the Biomass instrument, an imaging synthetic aperture radar (SAR) at P-band. It provides an overview of the mission application and architecture, the instrument requirements, technical concept, development status and the predicted instrument performance.