P-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar for Planetary Subsurface Imaging Applications

Rafael Rincon, Lynn Carter, Daniel Lu, Cornelis Du Toit, Martin Perrine, David M. Hollibaugh-Baker, Joseph Generie

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Abstract

The Space Exploration Synthetic Aperture Radar (SESAR) is a new P-band radar instrument development for planetary applications that will enable unprecedented surface and near-subsurface measurements of planetary bodies including the Moon, Mars, and asteroids. The radar will measure full polarimetry at meter scale resolution, and achieve beam agility through programmable digital beamforming architecture. The radar features a low power, lightweight, modular design, specifically developed to meet stringent launch and operation requirements of planetary instruments. A prototype SESAR system is currently being developed under NASA's MATISSE (Maturation of Instruments for Solar System Exploration) program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4073-4075
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781728163741
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 26 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2020 - Virtual, Waikoloa, United States
Duration: Sep 26 2020Oct 2 2020

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Waikoloa
Period9/26/2010/2/20

Keywords

  • Digital Beamforming
  • MIMO
  • P-band
  • Radar
  • SAR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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