UAVSAR data distributed by the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF)
Entry ID: ASF00008

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Summary
Abstract: Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR), a JPL built and operated, reconfigurable, polarimetric L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR), is specifically designed to acquire airborne repeat track SAR data for differential interferometric measurements. The radar is fully polarimetric, with a range bandwidth of 80 MHz (2 m range resolution), and a range swath greater than 16 km. UAVSAR missions utilize precision real-time GPS and a sensor controlled flight management system, allowing for flight within 10 m of the predefined flight paths. The radar is designed to be operable on a UAV (Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle), but will initially be demonstrated on a NASA Gulfstream III. The program began as an Instrument Incubator Project (IIP) funded by NASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO). See: https://vertex.daac.asf.alaska.edu/ for information on UAVSAR and access to data and images.
Geographic Coverage
 N: 58.2 S: 12.2  E: -56.8  W: 175.0
 N: 82.0 S: 60.2  E: -26.1  W: -61.5
 N: 66.7 S: 63.2  E: -13.3  W: -24.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA/JPL
Dataset Title: UAVSAR Data and Images Database at NASA/JPL
Online Resource: https://vertex.daac.asf.alaska.edu/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-07-30


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > GREENLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RETURN POWER    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >SENSOR COUNTS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
G-III >GULFSTREAM III    [Information]


Instrument
SAR >Synthetic Aperture Radar    [Information]
PALSAR >Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar    [Information]
UAVSAR >Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
PALSAR


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Alaska Satellite Facility    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.asf.alaska.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASF DAAC USER SUPPORT
Phone: (907) 474-6166
Fax: (907) 474-2665
Email: uso at asf.alaska.edu
Contact Address:
Alaska Satellite Facility
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 757320
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7320
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online
Distribution_Size: varies
Distribution_Format: varies
Fees: free


Personnel
BRUCE D. CHAPMAN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 818-354-3603
Fax: 818-393-5285
Email: bruce.chapman at jpl.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mailstop 300-227
4800 Oak Grove Drive
City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-15

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