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MICAP (MICROWAVE IMAGER COMBINED ACTIVE AND PASSIVE): A NEW INSTRUMENT FOR CHINESE OCEAN SALINITY SATELLITE

Liu, Hao; Zhu, Di; Niu, Lijie; Wu, Lin; Wang, Caiyun; Chen, Xue; Zhao, Xin; Zhang, Cheng; Zhang, Xiangkun; Yin, Xiaobin; Wu, Ji
Subjects: Geosciences >> Space Physics

Sea surface salinity (SSS) plays an important role in global water cycle. In recent years, satellite based remote sensing has proven to be a promising approach for global SSS observation. A new payload concept, named MICAP (microwave imager combined active and passive), has been introduced in this paper. MICAP is a suit of active/passive instrument package, which includes L/C/K band one-dimensional MIR (microwave interferometric radiometer) and L-band DBF (digital beamforming) scatterometer, sharing a parabolic cylinder reflector. MICAP has been selected to be a candidate payload for future Chinese ocean salinity mission. In this paper, the MICAP instrument concept, specification and preliminary system design will be introduced.

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