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Environment & Technology Group Meeting, 2:00pm on Wednesday the 10th March. Open to all Havant U3A Members.

Radar Images - What you see is not what you get, a talk by Percy Phelps

To produce a Radar Image of the ground from a satellite or plane is not how you would imagine it would be done! There is no camera to start with. It is done in a rather clever way, using simple maths (sums) and 'O' level physics. The results are amazing, informative, and sometimes entertainingly weird!

Percy Phelps, a member of Emsworth U3A, is a retired RF and Microwave Design Engineer with Marconi Space and Defence, now Airbus Space and Defence. He will lead us through the odd world of Radar Images and show us why they are wrong.

Please come along, you will not be disappointed.

This radar image (below) shows the Teide volcano on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The image was acquired by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) onboard the space shuttle Endeavour on October 11, 1994.

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