Enhancement of the sensitivity of the dual-frequency correlation radar over sea surface roughness in a small satellite

Min Ho Ka, A. I. Baskakov

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The possibility of sea surface roughness estimation using the dual-frequency cross-correlation function of reflected signals with the correlation radar in a small satellite was analyzed. We showed the possibility of reducing the influence of the decorrelation factor on the dual-frequency correlation function, by synthesizing the antenna aperture in each frequency channel and by constructing a cross-track linear antenna array which is perpendicular to the flight direction of the satellite. Finally, we achieved enhancement of the sensitivity of the measurement characteristic with an array of small antennas, which is particularly important for the remote sensing system in a small satellite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1036-1046
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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