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Elachi et al. 2004

Elachi, C., M.D. Allison, L. Borgarelli, E. Encrenaz, E. Im, M.A. Janssen, W.T.K. Johnson, R.L. Kirk, R.D. Lorenz, J.I. Lunine, D.O. Muhleman, S.J. Ostro, G. Picardi, F. Posa, C.G. Rapley, L.E. Roth, R. Seu, L.A. Soderblom, S. Vetrell, S.D. Wall, C.A. Wood, and H.A. Zebker, 2004: RADAR: The Cassini Titan radar mapper. Space Sci. Rev., 115, 71-110, doi:10.1007/s11214-004-1438-9.

The Cassini RADAR instrument is a multimode 13.8 GHz multiple-beam sensor that can operate as a synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) imager, altimeter, scatterometer, and radiometer. The principal objective of the RADAR is to map the surface of Titan. This will be done in the imaging, scatterometer, and radiometer modes. The RADAR altimeter data will provide information on relative elevations in selected areas. Surfaces of Saturn's icy satellites will be explored utilizing the RADAR radiometer and scatterometer modes. Saturn's atmosphere and rings will be probed in the radiometer mode only. The instrument is a joint development by JPL/NASA and ASI. The RADAR design features significant autonomy and data compression capabilites. It is expected that the instrument will detect surfaces with backscatter coefficient as low as -40dB.

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  author={Elachi, C. and Allison, M. D. and Borgarelli, L. and Encrenaz, E. and Im, E. and Janssen, M. A. and Johnson, W. T. K. and Kirk, R. L. and Lorenz, R. D. and Lunine, J. I. and Muhleman, D. O. and Ostro, S. J. and Picardi, G. and Posa, F. and Rapley, C. G. and Roth, L. E. and Seu, R. and Soderblom, L. A. and Vetrell, S. and Wall, S. D. and Wood, C. A. and Zebker, H. A.},
  title={RADAR: The Cassini Titan radar mapper},
  journal={Space Sci. Rev.},

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ID  - el02000x
AU  - Elachi, C.
AU  - Allison, M. D.
AU  - Borgarelli, L.
AU  - Encrenaz, E.
AU  - Im, E.
AU  - Janssen, M. A.
AU  - Johnson, W. T. K.
AU  - Kirk, R. L.
AU  - Lorenz, R. D.
AU  - Lunine, J. I.
AU  - Muhleman, D. O.
AU  - Ostro, S. J.
AU  - Picardi, G.
AU  - Posa, F.
AU  - Rapley, C. G.
AU  - Roth, L. E.
AU  - Seu, R.
AU  - Soderblom, L. A.
AU  - Vetrell, S.
AU  - Wall, S. D.
AU  - Wood, C. A.
AU  - Zebker, H. A.
PY  - 2004
TI  - RADAR: The Cassini Titan radar mapper
JA  - Space Sci. Rev.
VL  - 115
SP  - 71
EP  - 110
DO  - 10.1007/s11214-004-1438-9
ER  -

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