FLORAD: Micro-satellite Flower Constellation of Millimeter-wave Radiometers for Atmospheric Remote Sensing Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Requirements and preliminary specifications to design a micro-satellite flower constellation, named FLORAD, of millimeter-wave (MMW) radiometers for atmospheric observations are here introduced. The FLORAD small-mission scientific objectives are aimed at the retrieval of thermodynamical and hydrological properties of the atmosphere. Radiometer specifications and inversion algorithms are briefly discussed, pointing out the trade-off between performances and complexity for low-cost low-weight micro-satellite platforms. In order to fulfill the goal of a short revisit time for meteorological monitoring and nowcasting purposes, a flower constellation (FC) of micro-satellites is proposed due to its design flexibility. 2008 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2008 Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment

published proceedings

  • 2008 MICROWAVE RADIOMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT

author list (cited authors)

  • Marzano, F. S., Cimini, D., Montopoli, M., Memmo, A., Ferretti, R., Rossi, T., ... Di Michele, S.

complete list of authors

  • Marzano, FS||Cimini, D||Montopoli, M||Memmo, A||Ferretti, R||Rossi, T||De Sanctis, M||Lucente, M||Mortari, D||Oricchio, D||Varchetta, S||Pavia, P||Nassisi, A||Balduccini, M||Scorzolini, A||Reboa, L||Tozzi, P||Bruno, A||Greco, F||Perrotta, G||Giuliani, G||Giusto, R||Di Michele, S

publication date

  • January 1, 2008 11:11 AM