The SCOUT Product Line for AIRBUS Space-Borne X-Band SAR Instruments

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

Hees, Alexander; Stangl, Martin; Frerich, Michael; Wilhelm, Rainer; Schwaemmlein, Thomas; Rathke, Andreas (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Immenstaad, Germany)

SCOUT is a product line for X-Band SAR instruments for space applications at Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Germany. The paper presents the phased array antenna frontend technology as well as the radar backend electronics of SCOUT based on highly integrated modular building blocks to realize SAR systems with extremely enhanced geometric resolution, high radar mode versatility and an improved cost to performance ratio.