Optimized SAR Satellite Concepts for the Future Space Infrastructure of GMES

Conference: EUSAR 2012 - 9th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
04/23/2012 - 04/26/2012 at Nuremberg, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2012

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Schröder, Reinhard; Hofschuster, Gerd; Bonerba, Michele (OHB System AG, Universitätsallee 27-29, 28359 Bremen, Germany)

Within the EU-ESA Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme several studies are focusing on the security dimension of the programme including a preliminary investigation on its future space infrastructure. This paper describes the SAR payload and SAR satellite concepts ident ified by OHB System AG as promising candidates to become part of the future space architecture of GMES. It provides also a short ove rview of the gap analysis conducted during the study and the derived user requirements as the basis for the SAR sensor design. The presented work was funded by ESA under contract number AO/1-6206/09/I-LG.