Future spaceborne ocean missions using high sensitivity multiple-beam radiometers
Paper in proceedings, 2014

Design considerations concerning a scanning as well as a push-broom microwave radiometer system are presented. Strict requirements to spatial and radiometric resolution leads to a multiple-beam scanner achieving good sensitivity through integration over many beams, or to a push-broom system where sensitivity is not a problem. Strict requirements to land contamination leads to a dense feed array system. Resource demands, especially power, are important issues, and first estimates are presented.

ocean

radiometer

microwave

Author

N. Skou

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

S.S. Sobjarg

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

S.S. Kristensen

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

C. Cappellin

TICRA

K. Pontoppidan

TICRA

Marianna Ivashina

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

A. Ihle

HPS GmbH

K.V.T. Klooster

European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA ESTEC)

Joint 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2014 and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, CSRS 2014; Quebec Convention CentreQuebec City; Canada; 13 July 2014 through 18 July 2014

2546-2549

Subject Categories

Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/IGARSS.2014.6946992

ISBN

978-147995775-0

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