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Results of scatterometer systems analysis for NASA/MSC Earth Observation Sensor Evaluation Program.Radar scatterometers have applications in the NASA/MSC Earth Observation Aircraft Program. Over a period of several years, several missions have been flown over both land and ocean. In this paper a system evaluation of the NASA/MSC 13.3-GHz Scatterometer System is presented. The effects of phase error between the Scatterometer channels, antenna pattern deviations, aircraft attitude deviations, environmental changes, and other related factors such as processing errors, system repeatability, and propeller modulation, were established. Furthermore, the reduction in system errors and calibration improvement was investigated by taking into account these parameter deviations. Typical scatterometer data samples are presented.
Document ID
19720028183
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Krishen, K.
Vlahos, N.
Brandt, O. (Lockheed Electronics Co. Houston, Tex., United States)
Graybeal, G. (NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1971
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS
Meeting Information
International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 7th, University of Michigan(Ann Arbor, MI)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS9-5191
Distribution Limits
Public
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