India’s RISAT-1 High Resolution SpotLight (HRS)

All India Radio Super Power Transmitter, Bengaluru
(Date of Pass:20-May-2014, Look Angle:41.970)

All India Radio Super Power Transmitter, Bengaluru

The radar is viewing from left to right. Transmit tower appearing as bright targets and its top is displaced towards the radar from its true position on the ground (called as layover effect). The true position of the tower is appearing as bright cross as marked in the figure.  The Radar shadows can also be seen in the figure. The height of the tower is computed from the image as 105 m. It was found to match with the actual height.

Howrah Bridge, Kolkata,
(Date of Pass:2- Apr -2013, Look angle :42.940)

 

Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

The radar is viewing from right to left. Howrah bridge is a cantilever bridge appearing as bright target with even and odd polarized returns. Hoogly river is appearing as blackish green due to very low back scatter and some depolarized return.

Namma Metro Station, Peenya, Bengaluru
 (Date of Pass:20-May-2014, Look Angle:41.970)

Namma Metro Station, Peenya, Bengaluru

 

The radar is viewing from left to right. The metro station roof is made of fibre material with metallic support structure which is appearing as odd bounce target. The elevated metro corridor is appearing as depolarized target.