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Design of a Push-Broom Multi-Beam Radiometer for Future Ocean Observations

Abstract

The design of a push-broom multi-beam radiometer for future ocean observations is described. The radiometer provides a sensitivity one order of magnitude higher than a traditional conical scanning radiometer, and has the big advantage of being fully stationary relative to the satellite platform. Thanks to a dense focal plane array and a dedicated optimization procedure, the instrument can accurately measure in C, X and Ku band and as close as 15 km to the coast line.

Publication: 
Proc. EuCAP'2015
Place: 
Lisbon, Portugal
Year: 
2015

Authors

Cecilia Cappellin
Consultancy Division Manager
Knud Pontoppidan
Senior Research Engineer
Per Heighwood Nielsen
Senior Engineer
Co Authored by: 
N. Skou
S. S. Søbjærg
A. Ihle
M. Ivashina
O. Iupikov
K. v.‘t Klooster