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Spaceborne synthetic aperture radar: Current status and future directions. A report to the Committee on Earth Sciences, Space Studies Board, National Research CouncilThis report provides a context in which questions put forth by NASA's Office of Mission to Planet Earth (OMPTE) regarding the next steps in spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) science and technology can be addressed. It summarizes the state-of-the-art in theory, experimental design, technology, data analysis, and utilization of SAR data for studies of the Earth, and describes potential new applications. The report is divided into five science chapters and a technology assessment. The chapters summarize the value of existing SAR data and currently planned SAR systems, and identify gaps in observational capabilities needing to be filled to address the scientific questions. Cases where SAR provides complementary data to other (non-SAR) measurement techniques are also described. The chapter on technology assessment outlines SAR technology development which is critical not only to NASA's providing societally relevant geophysical parameters but to maintaining competitiveness in SAR technology, and promoting economic development.
Document ID
19950019290
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Evans, D. L. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Apel, J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Arvidson, R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Bindschadler, R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Carsey, F. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Dozier, J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Jezek, K. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Kasischke, E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Li, F. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Melack, J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1995
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-4679
NAS 1.15:4679
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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