Beamforming P-band synthetic aperture radar for planetary applications

Rafael F. Rincon, Daniel Lu, Martin Perrine, Cornells F. Du Toit, Lynn M. Carter

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


The Space Exploration Synthetic Aperture Radar (SESAR) is an advanced P-band beamforming radar instrument concept to enable a new class of observations suitable to meet multiple Decadal Survey science goals for planetary exploration. The radar is capable of providing unprecedented surface and near-subsurface measurements at full polarimetry and fine (meter scale) resolution, and achieves beam agility through programmable waveform generation and digital beamforming. The radar's highly flexible modular architecture employs a novel low power, lightweight design approach to meet stringent planetary instrument requirements, all while minimizing cost and development time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538641675
StatePublished - Jun 8 2018
Event2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018 - Oklahoma City, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2018Apr 27 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018


Conference2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOklahoma City


  • Digital Beamforming
  • MIMO radar
  • P-band SAR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation


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