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Overview Of The Shuttle Imaging Radar (SIR-C)

Evans, D. and Elachi, C. (1988) Overview Of The Shuttle Imaging Radar (SIR-C). In: 1988 International Geoscience And Remote Sensing Symposium. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1015-1017.

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The Shuttle Imaging Radar-C (SIR-C) Experiment is the next evolutionary step in the Spaceborne Imaging Radar Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). SIR-C is currently scheduled to fly in August, 1991 and again in December, 1992. SIR-C will provide increased capability over Seasat and the two previous Shuttle Imaging Radars by acquiring digital images simultaneously at two microwave frequencies (L- and C-band) with multiple signal polarizations (HH, VV, HV, VH). SIR-C will be a dual bandwidth system so that investigators can choose a high or low resolution mode (20 and 10 MHz, respectively). In addition, a German/Italian X-band SAR with VV polarization will be flown with SIR-C, resulting in a three-frequency capability. SIR-C prototype data will be acquired using an Airborne Imaging Radar (AIR) to test several new designs that will be implemented on SIR-C, to develop the overall calibration strategy for SIR-C, and to develop data analysis tools for SIR-C data.

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Additional Information:© 1988 IEEE. The research described in this paper was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under NASA Contract NAS7-100.
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Official Citation:D. Evans and C. Elachi, "Overview Of The Shuttle Imaging Radar (SIR-C)," International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 'Remote Sensing: Moving Toward the 21st Century'., Edinburgh, UK, 1988, pp. 1015-1017. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.1988.570508
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