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Polarimetric SAR Data Processing and Educational Tool (POLSARPRO)
Entry ID: ESA_POLSARPRO

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Summary
Abstract: The Polarimetric SAR Data Processing and Educational Tool aims to facilitate the accessibility and exploitation of multi-polarised SAR datasets including those from ESA (Envisat ASAR Alternating Polarisation mode products and Sentinel-1) and Third Party Missions (ALOS-1 PALSAR, ALOS-2 PALSAR, COSMO-SkyMed, RADARSAT-2, RISAT, TerraSAR-X and Tandem-X).

A wide-range of tutorials and comprehensive documentation provide a grounding in polarimetry and polarimetric interferometry necessary to stimulate research and development of scientific applications that utilise such techniques; the toolbox of processing functions offers users the capability to implement them.

PolSARpro is developed under contract with ESA since 2003 where the initiative was a direct result of recommendations made during the first PolInSAR Workshop held at ESRIN in 2003. The IETR (Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes - UMR CNRS 6164) of the University of Rennes 1, France is in charge of the development of the PolSARpro software.

All elements of the PolSARpro project are distributed by ESA free of charge, including the source code.

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Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: Download the Polarimetric SAR Data Processing and Educational Tool (POLSARPRO).

ISO Topic Category
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
ALOS >Advanced Land Observing Satellite    [Information]
RADARSAT-2    [Information]
ENVISAT >Environmental Satellite    [Information]


Instrument
PALSAR >Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar    [Information]
ASAR >Advanced Synthetic Aperature Radar    [Information]
SAR >Synthetic Aperture Radar    [Information]


Keywords
Data Processing
Educational Tool
Toolbox
Polarimetry
Polarimetric Interferometry


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


EARTH OBSERVATION HELP DESK
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +39 06 94180777
Fax: +39 06 94180292
Email: eohelp at esa.int
Contact Address:
ESA/ESRIN
Via G. Galilei
City: Frascati
Postal Code: 00044
Country: Italy


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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2007-10-25
SERF Last Revision Date: 2017-10-25



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