SAR Panel Design and Performance for the PAZ Mission

Conference: EUSAR 2010 - 8th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/07/2010 - 06/10/2010 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2010

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sánchez Palma, J.; Solana González, A.; Martín Hervás, I.; Monjas Sanz, F.; Labriola, M.; Martínez Cengotitabengoa, J.; García Molleda, F. M.; Moreno Aguado, S.; Saameño Pérez, P.; Closa Soteras, J.; Bautista Juzgado, V. (EADS CASA Espacio, Av. Aragón, 404, 28022 Madrid, Spain)

PAZ is a highly flexible X-band SAR Satellite which primary objective is global Earth Observation to serve the strategic needs of the Spanish Government within the National Earth Observation Programme. The PAZ Satellite will be capable to provide high quality SAR images with a variety of sizes and resolution ranging from medium over wide regions up to very high resolution. This paper describes the design, the units’ performance and the qualification test campaign of the PAZ SAR panel. Besides, a short overview of the instrument performance and the verification strategy used in PAZ is presented.