Verónica González-Gambau

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—This paper describes AMIRAS, an airborne demonstrator of the Microwave Imaging Radiometer with Aperture Synthesis , which is the instrument onboard ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission. The main electrical, mechanical, thermal, and control elements of the demonstrator are shown, together with its capabilities and performances as(More)
—The on-ground characterization of the synthetic aperture radiometer onboard the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salin-ity mission is described. Characterization includes basic func-tionality, internal calibration, thermal cycling, response to point and flat sources, self-radio-frequency interference, and others. The description of the different tests performed as(More)