On deployable reflector antennas for a C-Band companion satellite for Sentinel 1

C.G.M. van 't Klooster, Shota Tserodze

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Abstract

The Copernicus program exploits synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from the Sentinel 1 mission [1]. One (or more) companion satellite(s) receiving SAR data in bi-static modus, could enhance the information output for the Sentinel 1 mission. In this paper initial feasibility aspects are addressed for deployable and fixed reflector antennas for such satellites. A VEGA launcher might be used for such a receive-only mission. It constrains payload-sizes in a launch configuration. Receive-only feed-arrays are needed, with digital beam-forming (DBF) and further signal processing techniques.
Translated title of the contributionOver uitvouwbare reflector antennes voor een C-band "Companion"-satelliet voor Sentinel-I
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2016
EventEuropean Space Agency 37th Antenna Workshop - ESA Estec, Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: 15 Nov 201617 Nov 2016

Workshop

WorkshopEuropean Space Agency 37th Antenna Workshop
Abbreviated titleESA 37th Antenna Workshop
CountryNetherlands
CityNoordwijk
Period15/11/1617/11/16

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