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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 Third Party Missions (ALOS PALSAR), Envisat ASAR Alternating Polarisation mode products, RADARSAT-2 and TerraSAR-X.

A wide-ranging tutorial 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 to ESA by a consortium comprising IETR at the University of Rennes 1, The Microwaves and Radar Institute (HR) of DLR and AEL Consultants, together with Dr Mark Williams. The initiative is a direct result of recommendations made at the POLInSAR Workshops held at ESRIN in January 2003, 2005 and 2007.

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

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Related URL
Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: Register and download POLSARPRO.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE
Description: The User Manual provides comprehensive documentation of the POLSARPRO software. As each new version of the POLSARPRO software becomes available, extra content will be added.
Service Citation
Originators: European Space Agency
Title: Polarimetric SAR Data Processing and Educational Tool (POLSARPRO)
Release_Date: 2011
Provider: European Space Agency
Edition: 4.2
URL: http://earth.esa.int/polsarpro/
ISO Topic Category
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Access Constraints
System Requirements

General

* ~300MB hard disk space for POLSARPRO
* Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
* Enough hard disk space to store processed data
* Minimum display size of 1024 by 768 pixels
* Active Tcl-Tk software (see below)

Windows

* x86 architecture only
* Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP

Linux

* x86 architecture only (POLSARPRO is only distributed with binaries)
* A Linux distribution adapted to the downloaded version of Tcl-Tk

Unix-Solaris

* x86 architecture only (POLSARPRO is only distributed with binaries)
* A Unix distribution adapted to the downloaded version of Tcl-Tk
Use Constraints
Users must register to download POLSARPRO software.
Service Provider
Earthnet Online, European Space Agency

Service Provider Personnel
Name: ESA EARTH OBSERVATION HELPDESK
Phone: +39 06 94180777
Fax: +39 06 94180292
Contact Address:
ESA/ESRIN
Via Galileo Galilei, CP 64
City: Frascati
Postal Code: I-00044
Country: Italy
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
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
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2007-10-25
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-11-27
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