SRAL, a Radar Altimeter Designed to Measure a Wide Range of Surface Types

Abstract

In the context of Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES), the objectives of the Sentinel-3 mission driven by ESA encompass the commitment to consistent, long-term collection of remotely sensed data of uniform quality in the areas of sea/land topography and ocean colour. The Sentinel-3 satellite indeed carries a topography mission including mainly RF instruments and an ocean and land colour mission composed of optical instruments. The aim of this paper is to describe the core instrument of the topography mission [1], the SRAL radar altimeter [2], and its latest development steps.

DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2009.5417636

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@inproceedings{Roy2009SRALAR, title={SRAL, a Radar Altimeter Designed to Measure a Wide Range of Surface Types}, author={Yves Le Roy and Marc Deschaux-Beaume and Constantin Mavrocordatos and Franck Borde}, booktitle={IGARSS}, year={2009} }