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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.
Keywords: radar
topographic mapping
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38938
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