The Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) generates sea surface images that can be exploited to extract geophysical information of environmental interest. To enhance the operational use in marine applications the revisit time is to be improved. This goal can be obtained by virtual and real SAR satellite constellations and/or exploiting new antenna technologies. The presence of the Italian and German X-band SAR constellations is of special interest. In this paper we review the most relevant marine applications with focus on X-band taking care of the criticalities due to SAR image quality and high intensity precipitating clouds, i.e. rain cells.

A discussion on the use of X-band SAR images in marine applications

SORRENTINO, Antonio;MIGLIACCIO, Maurizio
2013

Abstract

The Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) generates sea surface images that can be exploited to extract geophysical information of environmental interest. To enhance the operational use in marine applications the revisit time is to be improved. This goal can be obtained by virtual and real SAR satellite constellations and/or exploiting new antenna technologies. The presence of the Italian and German X-band SAR constellations is of special interest. In this paper we review the most relevant marine applications with focus on X-band taking care of the criticalities due to SAR image quality and high intensity precipitating clouds, i.e. rain cells.
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