Schröder, R. and Puls, J. and Hajnsek, I. and Jochim, F. and Neff, T. and Kono, J. and Paradella, W. and Quintino, M. and Valeriano, D. and Costa, M. (2005) MAPSAR: A small L-band SAR mission for land observation. Acta Astronautica, 56 (1-2), pp. 35-43.
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This paper introduces MAPSAR (Multi-Application Purpose SAR): A new SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) mission for Earth Observation. MAPSAR is the result of a joint pre-phase A study conducted by INPE and DLR targeting a mission for assessment, management and monitoring of natural re-sources. The applicability of the sensor system was investigated for cartography, forestry, geology, geomorphology, hydrology, agriculture, disaster management, oceanography, urban studies and secu-rity. An L-band SAR, based on INPE´s Multi-Mission Platform (MMP), has been chosen as payload of the satellite. The key component of the SAR instrument is the SAR antenna, which is designed as an elliptical parabolic reflector antenna. L-band (high spatial resolution, quad-pol) has been selected for the SAR sensor as optimum frequency accounting for the majority of Brazilian and German user requirements. At the moment, the pre-phase A has been concluded and the phase A is planned to start in early 2003.
|Title:||MAPSAR: A small L-band SAR mission for land observation|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Acta Astronautica|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 35-43|
|Keywords:||MAPSAR, Spaceborne L-band SAR, High resolution polarimetric radar, DLR/INPE joint mission, Phase-A study, Amazon and Boreal forest|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Microwaves and Radar Institute|
|Deposited By:||elib DLR-Beauftragter|
|Deposited On:||08 Dec 2005|
|Last Modified:||06 Jan 2010 19:56|
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