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Introduction to JERS-1 SAR

Introducing JERS-1 SAR


1. Characteristics of JERS-1 SAR


The major characteristics of JERS-1 SAR.

Synthetic Aperture Radar

[SAR]

Swath width 75km
Resolution 18m x18m
Off-nadir angle 35 deg.
Frequency 1275MHz
Polarization H-H

2. JERS-1 SAR image

The following is an example of SAR images from Mt.Fuji and surroundings.
The data is processed and analyzed by ERSDAC.
(Click the JPEGimage, then expand to GIF:1152x853pixels, 1136kB)

TOPIC IMAGE SHOT BY JERS-1 SAR.

JERS-1 SAR image
Observed Date: April 23, 1992 Path 065-Row 241 (Mt. Fuji)

Mt.Fuji is standing in the center of the image.
The five lakes surrounding Mt.Fuji and Lake Ashinoko
(in Mt.Hakone, south-east corner of the image)
is seen in black because water does not scatter radar waves.
The grassland of Fuji military fields are shown as relatively dark.

3. Areal Coverage of SAR Observations

The areas covered by JERS-1 SAR obserations data, are shown in blue.

RANGE COVERED BY JERS-1 SAR OBSERV.


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