Potentials and limitations of MEO SAR

Jalal Matar, Paco López-Dekker, Gerhard Krieger

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This paper discusses various aspects of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) missions in Medium Earth Orbits (MEO). It covers the design of suitable orbits and their corresponding coverage, with emphasis on repeat ones. Furthermore, it analyses the changes in SAR performance as altitude increases, while addressing the potentials and limitations of high orbits. Throughout the paper one interesting orbit, repeating its ground track every 3 days and providing near-global coverage, is studied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Electronic)9783800742288
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 6 Jun 20169 Jun 2016
Conference number: 11


Conference11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
Abbreviated titleEUSAR 2016


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