Small satellite SAR mission definition and analysis for Taiwan

James Yu Chen Yaung*, Jih Run Tsai, Ru Muh Yang, I. Young Tarn, Nai Chen Liu, Kun Shan Chen, Hao Lun Hung, Chi Wen Tao, Chih Yuan Chu, Chih Tien Wang, Ting Yu Li, Hsiao Ning Wang, Fu-Chiarng Chen, Chung Hsing Han, Shyh Jong Chung

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Abstract

Located at the edge of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Taiwan is a typical island created by tectonic plate collision where continent building is still active with numerous earthquake activities. With Eurasia supercontinent at her west and the Pacific Ocean at east, Taiwan is in one of the most prevalent monsoon areas. Monsoons and typhoons bring along heavy precipitation that produce great threat of mud slide and land slide in the mountains. In recent years, remote sensing satellites have been developed into a powerful environment monitoring tool. Remote mountain areas can only rely on microwave satellite monitoring during and after heavy rain. Single satellite SAR mission, with its advantages of all-weather capability, repeat pass, high spatial resolution and wide swath, can provide not only in-time coverage at disaster locations, but also environment monitoring, disaster assessment and resource survey. A feasible SAR mission defined with its system analyzed for its important targets imaging has been documented and the key system and subsystems parameters derived need to be verified for the mission requirements establishment and payload development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 3rd International Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2011
Pages594-597
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 22 Dec 2011
Event2011 3rd International Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2011 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 26 Sep 201130 Sep 2011

Publication series

Name2011 3rd International Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2011

Conference

Conference2011 3rd International Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2011
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period26/09/1130/09/11

Keywords

  • Mission Definition
  • Small Satellite
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar

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    Yaung, J. Y. C., Tsai, J. R., Yang, R. M., Tarn, I. Y., Liu, N. C., Chen, K. S., Hung, H. L., Tao, C. W., Chu, C. Y., Wang, C. T., Li, T. Y., Wang, H. N., Chen, F-C., Han, C. H., & Chung, S. J. (2011). Small satellite SAR mission definition and analysis for Taiwan. In 2011 3rd International Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2011 (pp. 594-597). [6087117] (2011 3rd International Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2011).