Automatic internal calibration of remote sensing systems

1Yatsevich, SE, 2Kurekin, AS, 3Uvarov, VN, 2Levda, AS
1O.Ya. Usikov Institute for Radiophysics and Electronics of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kharkiv
2A.I.Kalmykov Center for Radio Physical Sensing, NAS of Ukraine and National Space Agency of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Ukraine
3O.Ya. Usikov Institute for Radiophysics and Electronics of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 1998, 4 ;(2):34–38
Section: Study of the Earth from Space
Publication Language: Russian
The paper deals with the automatic internal calibration of the side-looking radars for the remote sensing of the Earth aboard the «Cosmos-1500» and «Sich-1» satellites, as well as of the airborne multipurpose radar system MARS. Measurement errors are estimated, and some results of the radar surveying of testing sites are given.
Keywords: internal calibration, remote sensing, side-looking radars
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