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The SeaSat-A Synthetic Aperture Radar System

The SeaSat-A synthetic aperture radar imaging radar system (SAR) was the first imaging radar system used as a scientific instrument from Earth orbit. The system generated continuous radar imagery with a 100 km swath at a resolution of 25 m from an 800 km altitude orbit. The imagery is a pictorial representation of the radar backscatter of the Earth's surface in a map-like representation.

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DATE
01 April 1980
AUTHORSHIP
IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering  
PAGES
11  
KEYWORDS
SeaSat, SAR  
TYPE
Technical Document  
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