Different ways of obtaining imaging radar data is described (i.e. getting data on-line over the Web, joining the imaging radar outreach program, or by viewing the Picture Gallery.)
AIRSAR is an airborne SAR flown by NASA at locations around the world. It is used to test new techniques, and as a prototype for future spaceborne intruments. It also operates in the TOPSAR mode, in which topographic maps may be formed (interferometric SAR). The accuracy of the derived topography approaches 1 meter vertical, with a 10 meter by 10 meter horizontal footprint, and a swath of 10 km by 12 km.
The report to the National Research Council : "Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar : Current Status and Future Directions" is now on-line. This important report describes the future direction of the imaging radar program at NASA and JPL.
Sample radar images are available here of Death Valley California. Sample images from different imaging radar instruments are on-line. How to make "pretty color pictures" from multichannel radar images is shown.
What's new with software, how to obtain JPL developed software for use with radar data, license agreements, software manuals, software available through COSMIC, and a bug report form are listed here.
This is a new section dedicated to the mission operations at Johnson Space Center for the Space Radar Laboratory that flew on two flights of the Space Shuttle Endeavour in April and October of 1994. Quicktime movies highlight the Payload Operations and Control Center.
Two flights of SIR-C took place in 1994 on the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Here, you can find mission status reports, performance updates, pictures from a ground experiment in Death Valley, data processing status reports, and data coverage maps, as well as links to Space Shuttle information at Kennedy and Johnson Space Centers.
This list will be updated every couple of months.
This document was prepared to describe the science objectives of the SRL missions on the Space Shuttle in 1994. It is quite large...
Coverage maps showing where over the Earth the Space Shuttle SRL missions collected data from. New! The coverage map for Seasat, SIR-A, and SIR-B has been added here.
A list of SAR related journal articles that have appeared in either journals or conference procedings. (This is not a complete and comprehensive list, but it is certainly a good starting point. It will be updated periodically.)
The instruments that we have helped develop, and the people who have made it all possible
A detailed description of the scientists and their science objectives for the Space Shuttle SRL missions in 1994.
This section will contain recent scientific results from imaging radar data
Serves the members of the sub-group of the Committe on Earth Observing Sensors (CEOS) that are studying SAR calibration.
Our most frequently asked questions are here, and our answer to them.
This is our new Bulletin Board! You are encouraged to use it to post questions about imaging radar!
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