Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) penetrates bad weather; day and night , providing high resolution imagery in the most adverse conditions.The nature of X-band synthetic aperture radar makes manmade objects, such as vehicles and buildings, appear particularly bright in imagery, even in the worst atmospheric conditions. Similar to traditional radars, synthetic aperture radars use echo waveforms to resolve targets. A pulse is transmitted, and the echo of that pulse is used to detect objects and identify range. In synthetic aperture radar, pulses are sent from various locations. Multiple radar images are then used to create high resolution imagery. A synthetic aperture payload system can scan abroad area by emitting pulses as the UAV flies.
*Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Targeting
*Treaty Verification and Nonproliferation
*Interferometry (3-D SAR)
*Navigation and Guidance
*Foliage and Ground Penetration
*Moving Target Indication