THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - C-SAR -
Full Name C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Status Operational
Instrument Agencies CRESDA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry Side-looking
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling Imaging
Data Access No Access Data Format GEOTIFF
Measurements and Applications Earth resources, environmental monitoring, land use, urban studies.
Resolution Summary 1-500KM
[Best Resolution: 5m]
Swath Summary 10-650KM
[Max Swath: 650 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary C-Band: 8 - 4 GHz
C-Band (8 - 4 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Landscape topographyLand surface topography 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Instrument Missions
GF-3 - Gaofen-3 (2016 - 2024)
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