Two-dimensional synthetic aperture millimeter-wave radiometric interferometer for measuring full-component Stokes vector of emission from hydrometeors
Article first published online: 30 APR 2003
Copyright 2003 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 38, Issue 3, June 2003
How to Cite
2003), Two-dimensional synthetic aperture millimeter-wave radiometric interferometer for measuring full-component Stokes vector of emission from hydrometeors, Radio Sci., 38, 8055, doi:10.1029/2002RS002651, 3., and (
- Issue published online: 30 APR 2003
- Article first published online: 30 APR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 AUG 2002
- Manuscript Revised: 25 JUN 2002
- Manuscript Received: 6 MAR 2002
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- synthetic aperture;
- visibility function
 Calculations of attainable values for space resolution and radiometric sensibility of a spaceborne two-dimensional synthetic aperture microwave polarimetric interferometer are carried out. It is shown that for the most preferable Y-shaped interferometer configuration, it is possible to achieve (within the transparency windows of waveband 3–22.5 mm) a space resolution of 0.5–1 km and a radiometric resolution close to 1 K at the receiver bandwidth of 100 MHz. For cross- and T-shaped resolutions, values close to the above can be reached.