THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - HRWS X-Band Digital Beamforming SAR -
Full Name HRWS X-Band Digital Beamforming SAR Status Proposed
Instrument Agencies DLR Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High resolution images for monitoring of land surface and coastal processes and for agricultural, geological and hydrological applications.
Resolution Summary VHR Mode: 0.25 x 0.5 m, HR Stripmap: 0,5 x 0,5 m, Stripmap: 1 x 1 m ScanSAR: 4 - 25 x 25 m
[Best Resolution: 0.25m]
Swath Summary HR Mode: 10 km, HR Stripmap: 20 km Stripmap: 70 km, ScanSAR: up to 800 km
[Max Swath: 800 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 9.65 GHz, up to 1200 MHz bandwidth, fully polarimetric
X-Band (12.5 - 8 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Instrument Missions
HRWS SAR - High Resolution Wide Swath SAR (2022 - 2028)
Copyright CEOS | About | Site Search Researched and written by Symbios