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The ASAR menu to your right provide information concerning the SPPA activities for this instrument. 


A brief description of the instrument, its operations and main mission highlights is available in the sections below:

  Sensor Description   |    Sensor Modes   |   Mission Operations Overview     

Minimize Sensor Modes

ASAR was a high resolution imaging radar, operated in 5 distinct measurement modes: Image Mode (IM), Alternating Polarisation Mode (AP), Wide Swath Mode (WS), Global Monitoring Mode (GM), and Wave Mode (WV). Within each mode, several different image swaths were used. IM, AP and WS modes were designated as High Rate (HR) modes and had a downlink rate of 100 Mbps. GM and WV were Low Rate (LR) modes and had a data generation of 0.9 Mbps.

In addition, ASAR supported a Module Stepping Mode for monitoring of the antenna transmit/receive modules. A summary of the ASAR operational modes are described further on the Operations tab here and in the ASAR Product handbook.