About ground-station antennas as radar target for P-Band synthetic aperture radars in space

C.G.M. van 't Klooster

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Abstract

Active transponders and dedicated radar targets like corner reflectors are used to assist in calibration and monitoring of performances of space-based synthetic aperture radars (SAR). The radar response of large parabolic reflector antennas has been proposed for C-band radars. With the tendency towards lower frequency bands (P-Band - 435 MHz), the need for effectively large targets is present. Active transponders will likely play the important role, because passive radar targets may become very large in dimension. In this paper the use of a data downlink antenna as a repeatable target is considered, as extra target of opportunity potentially to assist the performance assessment of space-based P-Band SAR-systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages3233-3236
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-9563-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9562-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2011 - Spokane, WA, United States
Duration: 3 Jul 20118 Jul 2011

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySpokane, WA
Period3/07/118/07/11

Keywords

  • P-Band SAR
  • passive radar target
  • SAR calibration
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar

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