The C-SAR Instrument Design & Performance for the GMES Sentinel-1 Mission

Conference: EUSAR 2008 - 7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/02/2008 - 06/05/2008 at Friedrichshafen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2008

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Rostan, F.; Riegger, S.; Pitz, W. (EADS Astrium GmbH, 88039 Friedrichshafen, Germany)
Croci, R. (Thales Alenia Space Italia, I-00131 Roma, Italy)
Torres, R. (ESA-ESTEC, NL-2201 Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

The paper describes the C-SAR instrument for the GMES Sentinel-1 mission. After a brief introduction of the Sentinel-1 instrument requirements a design description of the overall C-SAR instrument as well as of its major subsystems (i.e. the SAR Antenna Subsystem (SAS) and the SES Electronic Subsystem (SES)), is given. The paper concludes with an overview on the predicted instrument performance.