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