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A Doppler knife-beam radar altimeter concept for novel sea state parameters

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6 Author(s)
Karaev, V.Yu. ; Inst. of Appl. Phys., Acad. of Sci., Nizhny Novgorod, Russia ; Kanevsky, M.B. ; Balandina, G.N. ; Gommenginger, C.P.
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This paper extends our theoretical and experimental researches on microwave backscattering at small incidence angles as applied to remote sensing of the ocean. A new concept of a Doppler radar with a knife-beam antenna pattern is proposed. With a nadir-pointing rotating antenna the radar will be able to measure a number of key sea state parameters previously unavailable, such as the long wave slope, the direction of wave propagation. Preliminary theoretical analysis and numerical simulations predict that in a space-borne scenario, signals may be isolated for scattering cells of the order 14×14 km over a swath approximately 250 km wide.

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2003. IGARSS '03. Proceedings. 2003 IEEE International  (Volume:7 )

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21-25 July 2003

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