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TitleProcessing of the C-band Polarimeter on the Environment Canada CV-580 - A Review
AuthorHawkins, R K; Wind, A; Murnaghan, K; Gibson, J R; Brown, C E
SourceAdvances in Space Science; 2003.
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20043203
AbstractThe Environment Canada SAR-580 system includes a fully polarimetric C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar which is used for a number of purposes. These include support of the Emergencies Science functions of Environment Canada and research in advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar techniques for a number of Canadian institutions including the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Space Agency, and Natural Resources Canada. The system has evolved from a dual-channel C-band conventional Synthetic Aperture Radar originally developed in 1986 by MacDonald Detwiller and Associates of Richmond, BC, Canada. Since 1996, it has remained largely stable as a full polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar allowing an assessment of its stability and calibration characteristics. In this paper, we review the system architecture and performance.

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