SMAP L-Band Microwave Radiometer: Instrument Design and First Year on Orbit


The Soil Moisture Active–Passive (SMAP) L-band microwave radiometer is a conical scanning instrument designed to measure soil moisture with 4% volumetric accuracy at 40-km spatial resolution. SMAP is NASA’s first Earth Systematic Mission developed in response to its first Earth science decadal survey. Here, the design is reviewed and… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2016.2631978


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