Full Name L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies COM Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry Side-looking
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications L-band SAR instrument offering full polarimetry, high spatial resolution, high sensitivity, low ambiguity ratios and capability for repeat-pass & single-pass cross-track interferometry to measure surface deformation of vegetated terrain, soil moisture, land cover classification, crop type discrimination and its temporal analysis. Furthermore, it will monitor Polar ice sheets and ice caps, and the sea-ice conditions (i.e. type, drift, deformation, concentration, lead fraction), as well as contribute to the European maritime situational awareness.
Resolution Summary 50m2 (dual-pol)
[Best Resolution: 50m]
Swath Summary 260km
Accuracy Summary Radiometric accuracy 1.5 dB (3 sigma) NESZ: -28 dB PTAR: -25 dB DTAR: -23 dB Radiometric stability: 0.5 dB (3 sigma)
Waveband Summary L-band (1.215 – 1.3 GHz)
L-Band (2 - 1 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Gravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurementsCrustal plates positioning
Instrument Missions
Sentinel ROSE-L A - Radar Observing System for Europe in L-band A (2029 - 2037)
Sentinel ROSE-L B - Radar Observing System for Europe in L-band A (2031 - 2039)