Microwave Sensors

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Abstract

The EM spectrum range 1 mm to 1.0 m is designated as microwave. In the context of terrestrial remote sensing, this spectral region is marked by an excellent atmospheric window. Radar sensors operate in this wavelength range. Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) are endowed with advanced processing algorithms and constitute the modern radar sensors having high resolution. Selected spaceborne SAR sensors include: Seasat, Shuttle Imaging Radar series, JERS, ALOS, ERS, Radarsat, SRTM, Envisat etc. The modern concept is to deploy a constellation of similar satellites in the same orbit for high-repetitive terrestrial observations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Formerly Professor, Earth Resources Technology, Department of Earth SciencesIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia

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