Bistatic Quasi-Mirror Radar of the Sea Surface from Space: Perspectives of Creating and Usage
Khalikov, Zaur; Pereslegin, Sergey; Ivonin, Dmitry
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Concept of a bistatic quasi-mirror (QM) synthetic aperture radar (BiSAR QM) for the sea surface phenomena measurements was proposed recently in the works [Pereslegin, 2009; Pereslegin et al., 2011; Pereslegin et al., 2012]. The main properties of proposed BiSAR QM are considered in an approximation of quasi-mirror scattering from the difference model of the surface waves. Surface-wave scattering diagrams determining the radar energetic and width of the radar survey area, are calculated under horizontal polarization and arbitrary incident angles. The follow factors are considered: the form of ''flare track'', across resolution, ground range scale extensive, frequency separate of survey zones and measuring possibilities of interferometer thatís placed on the receiving vehicle.

This work was funded by Russian Government (Grant No.11.G34.31.0078) for research under supervision of the leading scientist at Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Program of the Presidium RAS N 23 ''Sea wave dynamics in remote sensing of the sea surface problems at near-shore zone'', RFBR grants N 12-05-31498, N 12-05-92004-HHC_a.

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