Moon-based Synthetic Aperture Radar: Review and challenges

  title={Moon-based Synthetic Aperture Radar: Review and challenges},
  author={Alfredo Renga and Antonio Moccia},
  journal={2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)},
Based on a recent renewed interest in the utilization of Moon as a platform for Earth remote sensing, this paper reviews the concept of a Moon-based Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). Such a system presents some features, which differentiate it from a conventional spaceborne SAR. Indeed process of antenna synthesis and the observation geometry are quite different. The platform, on which the observatory shall be build up, is not an orbiter or a space formation, but a whole celestial body. Earth… CONTINUE READING