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Prospects for the development of methods and systems for space-based radar surveillance 


Leon B. Neronsky

JSC Radio Concern ”Vega"


Received November 15, 2011


Abstract. The problems of integrated use of optical and radar imagery in modern geoinformation technologies are discussed. A comparison of geometric, graphic and measuring properties of optical and radar sensors with high resolution is fulfilled. The place of space radar sensors in the system of global monitoring of terrestrial processes, as standard and advanced operation modes, are considered. A review of the current global constellation and proposals for prospective SAR, including Russian S-wave band SAR in the small spacecraft, "Condor-E.", are given. The ways of improving of space radars for surface monitoring and proposals for experiments with SAR "Condor-E” are shown.

Keywords: space radar, GIS technology, global Earth's surface monitoring.