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TerraSAR-X

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: TerraSAR-X

Figure 1: TerraSAR-X

Specifications
frequency: 9.65 GHz
(X-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power:
instrumented range:
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

TerraSAR-X

TerraSAR-X is a 5 meters long and 2.4 meters wide satellite featuring a structure with a hexagonal cross-section. It carries a 5 meters long and 80 centimeters wide radar antenna for a Synthetic Aperture Radar operating in X-Band.

The TerraSAR-X radar consists of 12 antenna panels, each equipped with 32 slotted waveguide radiators. Each of these waveguides is fitted with a standardized modular transmit/receive module, so that the whole antenna consists of 384 transmit/receive modules. The radar can operate in dual linear polarization.

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