Frequency bandwidth doubled for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellitesNews
December 07, 2015
PARIS. New frequency bandwidths have been allocated for Earth Observation Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems that will allow for better image resolution quality in color for future SAR satellites. It now doubles the actual 600 Megahertz to reach 1.200 Megahertz. The decision comes after four years of preparation and several weeks of discussions prior to the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC 2015) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Airbus Defence and Space officials say the next generation of SAR satellites will be able to offer 25cm resolution imagery and quad polarimetry data. This will allow users to collect more accurate information on land or sea and be able to detect smaller vessel and suspicious activities. Environmental applications also apply.
“This achievement has been made possible through excellent collaboration between the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the German, U.S. and French delegations,” says Evert Dudok, Executive Vice President of Communications, Intelligence and Security at Airbus Defence and Space.
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