Lessons learned from HUT-2D L-band airborne demonstrator

Juha Kainulainen*, Kimmo Rautiainen, Martti Hallikainen

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    This paper discusses the development of the airborne synthetic aperture radiometer HUT-2D of Aalto University. We present the life cycle of the project starting from its initiation, highlighting the main milestones and achievements in hardware development, interferometric algorithm validation, and finally in airborne campaigns. We point out the most important lessons learned from especially the hardware development history and discuss the overall performance and usability of the instrument. With these lessons learned we sketch an easy-to-implement, cost-effective redesign of the HUT-2D instrument. This redesign focuses on issues that would produce improvements, which are the most beneficiary in terms of the instrument's ability to make scientific measurements.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2011 - Proceedings
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 24 Jul 201129 Jul 2011


    ConferenceInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
    Abbreviated titleIGARSS


    • HUT-2D
    • interferometric imaging
    • radiometry
    • SMOS

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