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Instrument: PALSAR : Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Associated Platforms
ALOS

Spectral/Frequency Information
Wavelength Keyword: Microwave

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Description
The Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) is an
active microwave sensor using L-band frequency for cloud-free and
day-and-night land observation, and provides higher performance than
the JERS-1's SAR. The fine resolution mode is a conventional one. The
PALSAR will have other attractive observation mode, the ScanSAR mode,
which will allow us to acquire a 250 to 350 km width (depends on
number of scans) of SAR images at the expense of spatial
resolution. This is three to five times wider swath than conventional
SAR images. The development of the PALSAR is a joint project between
NASDA and Japan Resources Observation System Organization (JAROS).

[Summary Provided by JAXA.]

Online Resources
http://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/hatoyama/satellite/sendata/palsar_e.html

Instrument Logistics
Instrument Owner: JAPAN/JAXA