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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - P-Band SAR -
Full Name P-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry Side-looking
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Forest biomass monitoring
Resolution Summary Strip mode: 9 m, Interferometric wide swath mode: 20 m, extra-wide swath mode: 50 m, wave mode: 50 m
[Best Resolution: 9m]
Swath Summary Strip mode: 80 km; Interferometric wide swath mode: 250 km, extra-wide swath mode: 400 km, Wave mode: sampled images of 20 x 20 km at 100 km intervals
[Max Swath: 400 km]
Accuracy Summary NESZ: -22 dB; PTAR: -25 dB; DTAR: -22 dB; Radiometric accuracy 1 dB (3 sigma); Radiometric stability: 0.5 dB (3 sigma)
Waveband Summary P-band: 435 MHz; four polarization channels - HH, HV, VH, and VV - together with height measurements from polarimetric interferometry; incidence angles ranging from 23 to 31 degrees
P-Band (0.999 - 0.2998 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
VegetationVegetation Canopy (cover) 
Vegetation Canopy (height) 
Instrument Missions
BIOMASS - BIOMASS (2021 - 2026)
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