INTA Commissioning Phase Plan for PAZ Mission

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

Proceedings: EUSAR 2018

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Cuerda Munoz, Juan Manuel; Rodriguez, Marcos Garcia; Gonzalez Bonilla, Maria Jose; Vazquez, Nuria Casal; Pescador, Adolfo Lopez (INTA, Spain)
Revenga, Patricia Cifuentes; Martinez, Nuria Gimeno (ISDEFE, Spain)

PAZ mission is the radar part of PNOTS (Spanish National Program for Satellite Earth Observation) compound by a X-band SAR instrument and a Ground Segment located at INTA (National Institute for Aerospace Technology) facilities. PAZ is was launched on February 2018 from Vandenberg Air Force Base. In this paper, the activities of calibration, characterization and verification carried out by INTA during Commissioning Phase of PAZ are presented. This activities cover end to end mode verification, including product verification, in-flight system characterization, antenna model validation and external calibration.