System design and performance simulation of a spaceborne Ku-band rotation fan-beam scatterometer

Abstract

A spaceborne Ku-band rotation fan-beam scatterometer (RFSCAT) for sea surface wind field measurement is introduced. The system will be operated in Ku-band frequency so that the dimension of its antenna can be shortened enough for a small satellite platform. Then a simulation method is adopted to analyze the performance of this system. The results show that the proposed scatterometer has a good performance in wind retrieval.

DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4778867

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@inproceedings{Dong2008SystemDA, title={System design and performance simulation of a spaceborne Ku-band rotation fan-beam scatterometer}, author={Xiaolong Dong and Wenming Lin}, booktitle={IGARSS}, year={2008} }