SBK: A Ku-Band SAR Sensor for Quasar Project. SAR in Small Platforms and UAVs
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: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Cuerda, Juan M.; Larrañaga, J. R.; Cores, Juan F.; Aguilar, Pedro; Casal, Nuria; Castillo, Javier del; Porras, Ricardo de; Sánchez, Saray (National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), 28850, Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain)
This paper outlines the concept and operation scheme of SBK, a multiplatform Ku-band SAR sensor that is the on board segment of QUASAR (Quicklook Unmanned Aerial SAR), the main project in Synthetic Aperture RADAR for small platforms carried out by the Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technology. The first implementation, SBK P1 in pod, is planned to be operative in 2011. Then, it will be integrated in a subMALE UAV and finally upgrade to SBK P2 adding gyrostabilization, data link and real time image formation.