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The SIR-C/X-SAR synthetic aperture radar system

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3 Author(s)
Jordan, R.L. ; Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Technol., Pasadena, CA, USA ; Huneycutt, B.L. ; Werner, M.

The SIR-C/X-SAR synthetic aperture radar, a three-frequency radar to be flown on the Space Shuttle in September 1993, is described. The SIR-C system is a two-frequency radar operating at 1250 MHz (L-band) and 5300 MHz (C-band), and is designed to get four-polarization radar imagery at multiple surface angles. The X-band synthetic aperture radar (X-SAR) system is an X-band imaging radar operating at 9600 MHz. The discussion covers the mission concept; system design; hardware; RF electronics; digital electronics; command, timing, and telemetry, and testing

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:79 ,  Issue: 6 )