Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute; Ministery Of Infrastructure And The Environment

Research
Rotating Fan Beam Scatterometer
A Rotating Fan Beam SCATterometer, RFSCAT, will be flown in the Chinese-French Oceanic SATellite (CFOSAT) mission, following simulations based on software generated in the RFSCAT project. The collaborative effort of KNMI, IFARSS, and Astrium (GmbH) to simulate RFSCAT and compare it to existing scatterometers is briefly described in the overview paper from the SPIE proceedings of 2002 as referred to below. The project was led and funded by ESA.

The RFSCAT simulator software can be downloaded from GitHub. Contact us for any questions.
Available documents
Kloe, J. de, Optimisation of Rotating, Range-Gated Fanbeam Scatterometer for Wind Retrieval, task 2a report, GMF and wind field definition, and wind retrieval
Document external project: 2003, ESA/ESTEC Contract No. 14383/00/NL/DC, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 755 KB)
Kloe, J. de and A. Stoffelen, Optimisation of Rotating, Range-Gated Fanbeam Scatterometer for Wind Retrieval, task 3a report, FoM definition and validation
Document external project: 2003, ESA/ESTEC Contract No. 14383/00/NL/DC, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 396 KB)
Wismann, V., A. Stoffelen, J. de Kloe and S. Bartha, Optimisation of Rotating, Range-gated Fanbeam Scatterometer for Wind Retrieval, Task 3b report, Results and Conclusions
Document external project: 2003, ESA/ESTEC Contract No. 14383/00/NL/DC, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 3 MB)
Wismann, V., A. Stoffelen, J. de Kloe and S. Bartha, User Manual for the RFSCAT Simulator Software Package
Document external project: 2003, ESA/ESTEC Contract No. 14383/00/NL/DC, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 587 KB)
Lin, C., A. Stoffelen, J. de Kloe, V. Wissmann, S. Bartha and H. Schulte, Wind retrieval capability of rotating, range-gated, fan-beam spaceborn scatterometer
SPIE conference, 2002.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 543 KB)
Wismann, V., A. Stoffelen, J. de Kloe and S. Bartha, Optimisation of Rotating, Range-Gated Fanbeam Scatterometer for Wind Retrieval, Task 2b Report: Definition of Scatterometer Simulator
Document external project: 2002, ESA Contract No. 14383/00/NL/DC, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 1 MB)
Liu, C., P. Park, A. Stoffelen and V. Wismann, Optimization of Rotating, Range-gated, Fanbeam Scatterometer for Wind Retrieval, Task 1, Review of the Requirements and Scatterometer Concept
Document external project: 2000, ESA/ESTEC Contract No. 14383/00/NL/DC, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 2 MB)
Further information
Please contact Ad Stoffelen.

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