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SAR data processing for the Magellan prime missionThe Magellan prime mission involves mapping the planet of Venus once around its rotational axis. The Magellan synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data processing facility processes all SAR data collected by the Magellan spacecraft into image data on an orbit-by-orbit basis. About 1700 million bits of radar data were collected. A complete description of the Magellan SAR Data Processing Facility is provided with emphasis on key design features of the data processors that satisfied the project data processing requirements. A summary of the attained data processing performance is included, as well as a brief discussion of some of the constraints and considerations regarding the applicability of the processors to meeting the data processing goals anticipated for the follow-on mission phases (i.e., cycles II, III, and beyond).
Document ID
19930063715
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Leung, K. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Jin, M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Wong, C. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Gilbert, J. (JPL Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: IGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vol. 1 (A93-47551 20-43)
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
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Public
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IDRelationTitle19930063554Analytic PrimaryIGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vols. 1 & 2