By Topic

Development of an active radar calibrator for the TRMM precipitation radar

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
H. Kumagai ; Kashima Space Res. Center, Ibaraki, Japan ; T. Kozu ; M. Satake ; H. Hanado
more authors

An active radar calibrator (ARC) was developed for the calibration of the first spaceborne Precipitation Radar (PR) onboard the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. The ARC has three functions of the radar receiver, beacon-signal transmitter, and delayed-transponder. A ground-based measurement using a prototype ARC and a bread-board model of the TRMM-PR demonstrated the ARC's capability for the on-orbit TRMM-PR calibration

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 6 )