27 January 1997 Future L-band SAR missions of Japanese ALOS program
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The ALOS is a Japanese sun-synchronous earth observing satellite scheduled to be launched in 2002. ALOS carries both optical and microwave high resolution imaging sensors, i.e. the Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping (PRISM), the AVNIR-2, and the PALSAR, mainly for cartographic use, environmental and hazard monitoring, the earth resources investigations. PALSAR is an advanced-type follow-on SAR of the JERS-1/SAR and developed jointly by NASDA and MITI/JAROS. PALSAR is operated at an L-band frequency with parallel and cross polarization in a variety of beam selection modes providing different spatial resolutions, i.e. 8m/10m and 20m, incidence angles, and swath widths. In addition, the ScanSAR mode enables to serve a wide region up to 350 km with a low resolution ecology, hydrology, glaciology, oceanography, etc., together with the use of radar interferometry techniques for precise measurements of surface topography and its changes caused by earthquakes, volcanic activities, etc.
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Harunobu Masuko, Harunobu Masuko, Yoshinori Miyazaki, Yoshinori Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Takashi Hamazaki, Takashi Hamazaki, Yoshikazu Kamiya, Yoshikazu Kamiya, } "Future L-band SAR missions of Japanese ALOS program", Proc. SPIE 2957, Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites II, (27 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.265453; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.265453


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