Global Hawk Camera Performance: Coverage & Resolution

In summary, the global hawk has a Raytheon Electronic Systems ISS equipped with E-O and IR sensors as well as a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). The E-O/IR field of view is 5.1 x 5.2 mrad for visible and 5.4x7.3 mrad for MWIR. The radar field of regard is +- 45° on each side of the aircraft. The E-O/IR NIIRS is 6.0 for visible in WAS mode and 6.5 in spot mode. For MWIR, the NIIRS is 5.0 in WAS mode and 5.5 in spot mode. The WAS mode coverage for E-O/IR and radar is
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the global hawk have the raytheon electronic systems ISS with a E-O and IR sensors plus a SYthetic Aperture radar (SAR).
this are the Performance
E-O/IR field of view : visible 5.1 x 5.2 mrad
MWIR 5.4x7.3 mrad
radar field of regard (each side of aircraft ) +- 45°
E-O/ IR NIIRS: visible ( WAS mode) 6.0
visible (spot mode) 6.5
MWIR (WAS mode) 5.0
MWIR ( spot mode) 5.5
WAS mode coverage: E-O/IR and radar 138000 km^2/day
spot mode coverage : E-O/IR 1900 spots/day
radar 1900 images/day
MTI mode coverage E-O/IR 15000 km^2/min
range: radar 200 km
the EO/IR sensor has a focal length of 1.75 m and an aperture of 29 cm

how read this data to know from an altitude the area of coverage and the resolution ?
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That information is probably classified, so you will not be able to determine it from publicly known data. You can probably google it to get unclassified estimates / guesses.

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