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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Paz SAR-X -
Full Name X Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies CDTI, HISDESAT Maturity High Heritage - Operational
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry Side-looking
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High resolution X-band radar for security, land use, urban management, environmental monitoring, risk management. Different acquisition modes: Spotlight (5 x 5-10 km SSD =<1 m), Scansar (100 x 100 km, SSD <=15 m); Stripmode (strips of 30 x 30 km with SSD 3 m).
Resolution Summary Resolution will move between <1 x 1 m and 6 x 18m depending on acquisition modes.
[Best Resolution: 1m]
Swath Summary Swath will vary according to the acquisition mode: 5x5 km to 100 km x 100 km.
[Max Swath: 100 km]
Accuracy Summary Pixel Localization: Pixel Localization: 50 cm to 8.5 m (1s) depending of the product selected.
Waveband Summary The Radar will use a frequency close to 9.65 GHz with an BW of 300 MHz.
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
X-Band (12.5 - 8 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric WindsOil spill cover 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
VegetationLand cover 
Instrument Missions
PAZ - PAZ (2016 - 2020)
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