Estimation of data memory capacity for circularly polarized synthetic aperture radar onboard unmanned aerial vehicle platform (CP-SAR UAV)

P. Rizki Akbar, and Kuze, H. and Koo, V.C. and Sri Sumantyo, J. T. (2010) Estimation of data memory capacity for circularly polarized synthetic aperture radar onboard unmanned aerial vehicle platform (CP-SAR UAV). International Journal of Remote Sensing and Earth Sciences (IJReSES), 7. pp. 24-35. ISSN 0216-6739

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Abstract

Previously only linear polarization is widely used in the Synthetic Aperture Radar(SAR) system onboard spaceborne and airborne platforms. In such linearly polarized SAR(LP-SAR) systems, Faraday rotation in the ionosphere and platform posture will contribute tothe system noise. Therefore to improve this situation, currently a novel Circularly PolarizedSynthetic Aperture Radar (CP-SAR) sensor is developed in Microwave Remote SensingLaboratory, Chiba University. Moreover, from this research, a new backscattering data basedon circularly polarized wave in the remote sensing field can be obtained. As an early stage ofthe development of this CP-SAR sensor, we built an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)platform for testing CP-SAR sensor capabilities. In this paper, we describe the novel CP-SARsensor and the method to design CP-SAR UAV especially in estimating the requirement ofdata memory capacity. Also a smaller antenna is possible to be implemented since the 3-dBaxial ratio on antenna characteristic becomes the main parameter in this new CP-SARtechnique. Hence, a compact CP-SAR sensor onboard a small and low cost spaceborneplatform yielding a high accuracy SAR image data can be realized in the near future.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 08:39
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2013 08:39
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/4546

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