TU Darmstadt and U Bonn


TUDaBO SAR-RDSAR – U.Bonn is a processor prototype developed by C. Buchhaupt and L. Fenoglio-Marc at TU Darmstadt and U Bonn to experiment with SAR mode data from L1A (FBR) to L2. Reduced SAR, unfocused SAR, and LRMC data can be generated for both CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3A. For each mode, dedicated signal processing options and retrackers are available, which allow the user to experiment with different configurations. All L1B/L2 products for reduced SAR, unfocused SAR, and LRMC have the same geolocations and time tags, allowing a direct comparison without interpolation.

EarthConsole® P-PRO TUDaBO SAR-RDSAR – U.Bonn Software Prototype User Manual

The EarthConsole®> P-PRO TUDaBo SAR-RDSAR (Technical University Darmstadt – University Bonn SAR-Reduced SAR) serviceis a web service that provides the capability to process on line and on demand SAR mode Full Bit Rate (FBR or L1A) data to Level-1B and Level-2 geophysical data products. The service is based on a SAR-RDSAR Processor Prototype that has been developed and tested by Christopher Buchhaupt and Luciana Fenoglio-Marc in TU Darmstadt and at the University of Bonn. Available modes to generate L1B and L2 data are reduced SAR, unfocused SAR and LRMC, whereas several signal processing options and retrackers are available. The output data products are in standard NetCDF format and follow in large part the format and variable names of RADS products.