Technology of swath width increasing for very-high resolution satellite radar

1Fedotov, BN, 2Stankevich, SA
1National Defence University of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
2State institution «Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth of the Institute of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine», Kyiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2013, 19 ;(1):38–43
Publication Language: Russian

A technology for increasing the width of very-high resolution satellite synthetic aperture radar swath is considered. The technology consists in using several separate narrow-beam antennas, parallel processing backscattered signals by multichannel transmitter/receiver unit, interpolating sampled signals received by separate antennas and forming accumulated signal at a higher spatial frequency. The technology enables one to increase considerably the swath width for satellite radar with very-high resolution.

Keywords: narrow-beam antennas, synthetic aperture, very-high resolution, width of satellite radar swath
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