Design of a Push-Broom Multi-Beam Radiometer for Future Ocean Observations
The design of a push-broom multi-beam radiometer for future ocean observations is described. The radiometer provides a sensitivity one order of magnitude higher than a traditional conical scanning radiometer, and has the big advantage of being fully stationary relative to the satellite platform. Thanks to a dense focal plane array and a dedicated optimization procedure, the instrument can accurately measure in C, X and Ku band and as close as 15 km to the coast line.
Publication: Proc. EuCAP’2015
Place: Lisbon, Portugal