E-SAR P-band System Performance

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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Horn, Ralf; Scheiber, Rolf; Gabler, Bernd; Limbach, Markus (Microwaves & Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)

DLR’s experimental airborne SAR E-SAR is well-known in Europe and beyond. It is a versatile system operating in four major radar frequency bands, one of them being the P-band starting at 300MHz. While the DLR is successfully operating the P-band E-SAR under operational conditions for a couple of years now after having finished the development of a new antenna, not much has been published so far about the performance of the system. In this paper the design of the P-band radar sub-system is reviewed and results of a performance analysis are presented.