Shuttle Imaging Radar Experiment

@article{Elachi1982ShuttleIR,
  title={Shuttle Imaging Radar Experiment},
  author={C. Elachi and W. Brown and J. Cimino and T. Dixon and D. Evans and J. Ford and R. Saunders and C. Breed and H. Masursky and J. McCauley and G. Schaber and L. Dellwig and A. England and H. Macdonald and P. Martin-Kaye and F. Sabins},
  journal={Science},
  year={1982},
  volume={218},
  pages={1003 - 996}
}
The shuttle imaging radar (SIR-A) acquired images of a variety of the earth's geologic areas covering about 10 million square kilometers. Structural and geomorphic features such as faults, folds, outcrops, and dunes are clearly visible in both tropical and arid regions. The combination of SIR-A and Seasat images provides additional information about the surface physical properties: topography and roughness. Ocean features were also observed, including large internal waves in the Andaman Sea. 

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Spaceborne Radar Subsurface Imaging in Hyperarid Regions
The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
Spaceborne imaging radars
  • C. Elachi
  • Environmental Science, Computer Science
  • Int. J. Imaging Syst. Technol.
  • 1991
Shuttle imaging radar views the Earth from Challenger: The SIR-B experiment
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SIR-B, will allow experimentation with variable illumination geometries, stereo imaging, higher spatial resolution, and digital data-handling capability
    We would like, to acknowledge our colleagues at JPL and JSC who designed, developed, tested, and operated the SIR-A sensor. In particular we acknowledge the effort of G. Sisk (task manager)