RADARSAT-2 Antenna Measured Beam Pattern Performance and Comparison with Software Predictio

Conference: EUSAR 2006 - 6th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
05/16/2006 - 05/18/2006 at Dresden, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2006

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Arsenault, Pierre; Grenier, Claude; Barnard, Ivor; Baylis, Arthur (MDA Space Systems, 21025 Trans Canada Highway, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada, H9X 3R2)

MDA Space Systems has successfully delivered the RADARSAT-2 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). The flight Antenna test phase has recently been completed successfully at the MDA Space Systems Planar Near Field Range facility (PNFR) and it allowed completion of the validation process of the Antenna beam pattern prediction software. This software is used to provide the Antenna in-orbit performance predictions. This paper presents RADARSAT-2 flight Antenna test results and a comparison with predicted results.