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ALOS - PALSAR
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Data products available since September 2006
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Data are provided through multiple sources: JAXA: https://cross.restec.or.jp/cross/CfcLogin.do?locale=en Alaskan SAR Facility: http://www.asf.alaska.edu/alos/ ESA: http://earth.esa.int/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=5035
Satellite Instruments
PALSAR is a Phased Array type L-band SAR on the JAXA ALOS land observing platform which was launched in January 2006. There are three operating modes: fine resolution, ScanSAR, and an experimental polarimetric (HH, VV, HV) mode. After the commissioning phase in 2006, the sensor is now producing operational products. Mission focuses on both science and applications, including development of DEMs with 10m grid spacing and 5m spatial resolution for developing countries, disaster response, and natural resources mapping.
CONTACT
Earth Observation Resource Center
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Earth Observation Research Center Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 2-1-1, Sengen, Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki 305-8505 Japan
aproject@jaxa.jp
SECONDARY CONTACT
Americas ALOS Node
Alaska SAR Facility
c/o Alaska Satellite Facility 903 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
(907) 474-2664
uso@aadn.alaska.edu
http://aadn.asf.alaska.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeMicrowave-radar-SAR
Platform TypeALOS
OrbitSun synchronous
Spectral Coverage
Active/PassiveActive
Scan PatternPush broom
Variables
Altitude
Inclination
Repeat Time
Wavelength to nm
Number of Bands4 (14, 28, 1270 MHz, multiple polarizations)
Start DateSep 2006
Temporal Coverage
Swath WidthFine (40-70), ScanSAR (250-350), Polarimetric (20-75)
Resolution 110m
Resolution 2100m
REFERENCES
http://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/ALOS/conf/conf_index.htm
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47