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|Title: ||Fine resolution topographic mapping of the Jovian moons : a Ka-band high resolution topographic mapping interferometric synthetic aperature radar.|
|Authors: ||Madsen, Soren N.|
Carsey, Frank D.
Turtle, Elizabeth P.
Jupiter Icy Moon Orbiter
|Issue Date: ||12-Jun-2003 |
|Publisher: ||Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2003.|
|Citation: ||Forum on Concepts and Approaches for Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter, Houston Texas, June 12-14, 2003.|
|Abstract: ||The topographic data set obtained by MOLA has provided an unprecedented level of information about Mars’ geologic features. The proposed flight of JIMO provides an opportunity to accomplish a similar mapping of and comparable scientific discovery for the Jovian moons through us of an interferometric imaging radar analogous to the Shuttle radar that recently generated a new topographic map of Earth. A Ka-band single pass across-track synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometer can provide very high resolution surface elevation maps. The concept would use two antennas mounted at the ends of a deployable boom (similar to the Shuttle Radar Topographic Mapper) extended orthogonal to the direction of flight. Assuming an orbit altitude of approximately 100 km and a ground velocity of approximately 1.5 km/sec, horizontal resolutions at the 10 meter level and vertical resolutions at the sub-meter level are possible.|
|Appears in Collections:||JPL TRS 1992+|
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