The maiden flight of Hinotori-C: The first C band full polarimetric circularly polarized synthetic aperture radar in the world


Chua, Ming Yam and Sri Sumantyo, Josaphat T. and Santosa, Cahya E. and Panggabean, Good F. and Sri Sumantyo, Franciskus D. and Watanabe, Tomoro and Ji, Ya Qi and Sitompul, Peberlin P. and Nasucha, Mohammad and Kurniawan, Farohaji and Purbantoro, Babag and Awaludin, Asif and K., Sasmita and Rahardjo, Eko T. and Wibisono, Gunawan and Jatmiko, Retnadi H. and Sudaryatno, Sudaryatno and Purwanto, Taufik H. and Widartono, Barandi S. and Kamal, Muhammad (2019) The maiden flight of Hinotori-C: The first C band full polarimetric circularly polarized synthetic aperture radar in the world. IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, 34 (2). pp. 24-35. ISSN 0885-8985

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Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is a very powerful tool in microwave remote sensing due to its capability of all-weather and day-to-night time operation [1]. Carl Wiley invented SAR in 1951 to overcome the poor azimuth resolution in conventional Side-Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR), followed by a patent filed in 1954 [2]. Unlike SLAR, using the forward motion of the platform and the principle of Doppler beam sharpening, the azimuth resolution of a SAR is equal to half the antenna length and is independent of the range distance [3]. Since the invention of SAR, steered by the breakthrough in science and technology, many advanced SAR techniques have been proposed and realized. These techniques include, but are not limited to, spotlight SAR for a finer image resolution [4], scan SAR for a wider swath coverage [5], and the remarkable polarimetric [6] and interferometric [7] SAR techniques using multichannel SAR system [8], [9], [10] for advanced remote sensing applications. Over the years, SAR has been widely used in different types of application, particularly in Earth observation such as disaster damage assessment [11], land deformation observation [12], oceanography [13], terrain classification [14], target detection [15], and so on. The diversified applications of SAR have encouraged the rapid development of airborne and spaceborne SAR sensors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Synthetic aperture radar
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-6720 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, telephone, radio, radar, television
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2022 01:54
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2022 01:54


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