Design and performance analysis of the MetaSensing StarSAR-X, the phased array SAR payload of the NOCTUA project

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

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2021

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

Meta, Adriano; Speziali, Filippo (MetaSensing Italia Srl, Milan, Italy)

In October 2019 Lombardia region in Italy awarded the NOCTUA project, aiming at monitoring ground infrastructure and natural hazards by means of a dedicated X band Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite. MetaSensing Italia is providing the StarSAR-X, its phased array X band SAR payload, which will be mounted on the ION2 platform built by D-Orbits. This combination results is high performance SAR satellite designed for repeat pass Differential interferometry at X band. The paper describes the design and performance of the StarSAR-X.