High Precision T/R-Module for SAR Earth Observations

Konferenz: EUSAR 2006 - 6th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
16.05.2006 - 18.05.2006 in Dresden, Germany

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2006

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Wahl, M.; Adolph, M.; Biller, K.; Hackenberg, U.; Rieger, R.; Schweizer, B.; Adelseck, B.; Brugger, H.; Loercher, M. (EADS Defence Electronics, Woerthstr. 85, D-89077 Ulm, Germany)

The paper will discuss the design, the main features and the measured performance of a T/R-Module for a Synthetic Aperture Radar. The internal temperature drift compensation over a wide temperature range as well as low noise amplification during receive operation are the key features of the module including polarisation agility and high gain- and phase accuracy. The module is a qualified product. The 'Standardised Modular T/R-Module' (SMTR-Module) is the core unit together with two further physical building blocks 'Front-end Electronics Unit' and 'Control Electronics', all of them assembled in a common housing.