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.
[Summary provided by the ESA.]