SAR System Design of ASNARO-2 and Evaluation of Proto Flight model

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

Proceedings: EUSAR 2018

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Yokota, Yuya; Nakamura, Shohei; Matsuki, Makoto; Karasawa, Akira; Shibata, Masanobu; Okada, Yu (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Yokota, Japan)

ASNARO-2 (Advanced Satellite with New System Architecture for Observation) is a small size Japanese earth observation satellite, which carries a newly developed X-band SAR mission system. A performance of the satellite has a high resolution and wide swath, with a resolution of 1m for Spotlight mode, and maximum swath 50 km or Scan SAR mode. A development of ASNARO-2 started in 2012, and Proto Flight Test was accomplished in the year of 2017. This paper describes a system design of ASNARO-2 and evaluation of the flight model.