RLAN impact on Sentinel-1 C-band SAR performance

Conference: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/04/2018 - 06/07/2018 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2018

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Giudici, Davide (Aresys srl, Italy)
Guccione, Pietro (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
Geudtner, Dirk (European Space Agency, The Netherlands)
Torres, Ramon (European Space Agency & ESTEC, The Netherlands)

Sentinel-1 C&D are expected to be launched in 2021, intended as a recurrent implementation of the previous -1A and -1B satellites. However, the C-band is under consideration for a potential allocation of the 5th Generation (5G) devices, including Wi-Fi and mobile devices that could interfere with the sensor operations and impact on Sentinel-1 SAR performance. In this paper, we present an assessment of the various aspects of the problem: the interference characterization, their adverse effects on S-1 SAR acquisition and a preliminary investigation about on-board possible solutions to reduce the effects of band occupation.