As part of the NL-RIA project (Dutch network on small space-borne Radar Instruments and Applications), a meeting was held on February 11 with radar altimetry users. The aim was to exchange experiences and opinions on radar altimeters; user requirements on one hand versus design trade-offs on the other. One goal of NL-RIA is the exploration of new technologies for small satellite radars. With these technologies we aim for feasible and affordable radar altimeter constellations and satellite swarms that form a SAR instrument.
With the aid of 4 postdocs at 3 faculties NL-RIA is now accelerating its activities in various crucial technical topics. More information can be found on the website.