Horn, Ralf; Scheiber, Rolf; Gabler, Bernd; Limbach, Markus (Microwaves & Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
DLR’s experimental airborne SAR E-SAR is well-known in Europe and beyond. It is a versatile system operating in four major radar frequency bands, one of them being the P-band starting at 300MHz. While the DLR is successfully operating the P-band E-SAR under operational conditions for a couple of years now after having finished the development of a new antenna, not much has been published so far about the performance of the system. In this paper the design of the P-band radar sub-system is reviewed and results of a performance analysis are presented.