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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Paz SAR-X -
Full Name X Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Status Operational
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
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Atmospheric WindsOil spill cover
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
VegetationLand cover
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Land cover click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
PAZ - PAZ (2018 - 2023)
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