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21 November 1995 Feasibility of scatterometers with new geometrical concepts
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Two new geometrical concepts of scatterometer were investigated in order to reduce the variation of incidence angle on the fore and aft beams. The first one has fore, aft and mid beams nearly parallel and directed across the satellite track. The second one has concentric fore and aft beams. A feasibility study was undertaken to estimate system performances and budget in C band. This study begins with the determination of radiometric resolution requirement from a wind retrieval simulation in order to take into account the variation of azimuth angle along the beams. Finally performances and interface budgets are compared with currently developed systems.
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V. Adrian, A. Faure, Noel Suinot, Gerard Caille, M. Barbas, and Philippe Raizonville "Feasibility of scatterometers with new geometrical concepts", Proc. SPIE 2584, Synthetic Aperture Radar and Passive Microwave Sensing, (21 November 1995);

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