RADARSAT-2: Program Overview and Applications

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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Staples, Gordon; Rabus, Bernhard (MDA, Canada)

The RADARSAT-2 program is an excellent example of public-private partnerships joining forces to, in this case, commercialize a spaceborne SAR program. The advanced features of RADARSAT-2 will keep Canada in the forefront of spaceborne SAR by providing end-users and researchers with access to high resolution, multi-polarized SAR data, supported by an efficient ground segment designed to deliver data in a timely manner. It is projected that the advanced features of RADARSAT-2 will open-up new applications for SAR-derived information, in addition to providing continuity for well-established RADARSAT-1 applications such as ice mapping and maritime surveillance.