THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - S-Band SAR -
Full Name S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Status Operational
Instrument Agencies CAST Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry Side-looking
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Radar measurements for natural and disaster monitoring.
Resolution Summary 20 m (4 looks)
[Best Resolution: 20m]
Swath Summary 100 km
[Max Swath: 100 km]
Accuracy Summary 3 dB
Waveband Summary S-Band SAR
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
S-Band (4 - 2 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Landscape topographyLand surface topography 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Ocean topography/currentsOcean dynamic topography 
Instrument Missions
HJ-1C - Huan Jing-1C (2012 - 2016)
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