THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SAR-X -
Full Name Synthetic Aperature Radiometer (RISAT-2) Status Operational
Instrument Agencies ISRO Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry TBD
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling Imaging
Data Access Very Constrained Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications For disaster management applications.
Resolution Summary 3 - 8 m
[Best Resolution: 3m]
Swath Summary 10 km, 50 km
[Max Swath: 650 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary X Band (9.0 Ghz)
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
X-Band (12.5 - 8 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric WindsOil spill cover 
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
Soil moistureSoil moisture at the surface 
VegetationVegetation Canopy (height) 
Vegetation Cover 
Instrument Missions
RISAT-2 - Radar Imaging Satellite (2009 - 2017)
RISAT-2F - Radar Imaging Satellite (2013 - 2017)
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