This paper deals with the spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to be launched on the Japanese Earth Resources Satellite-1. The SAR is to be operated in L band. Mission purpose is mainly dedicated to geological applications. The ground resolution of the processed image is to be 18 m. Off-nadir angle is 35 deg. Key system parameter design and performance are presented.
"Synthetic aperture radar of JERS-1", Proc. SPIE 1490, Future European and Japanese Remote-Sensing Sensors and Programs, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46623; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46623