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Dataset

 

Sentinel 1A C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR): SM mode SLC Level 1 data, Instrument Processing Facility (IPF) v2

Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2021-06-25
Download Stats: last 12 months

This dataset is continued by: Sentinel 1A C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR): SM mode SLC Level 1 data, Instrument Processing Facility (IPF) v3
Abstract

This dataset contains Stripmap Mode (SM) C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Single Look Complex (SLC) data from the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel 1A satellite. Sentinel 1A was launched on 3rd April 2014 and provides continuous all-weather, day and night imaging radar data. The SM mode is used only on special request for extraordinary events such as emergency management. The SM mode supports single (HH or VV) and dual (HH+HV or VV+VH) polarisation.

Stripmap SLCs contain one image per polarisation band from one of six overlapping beams. Each beam covers 80.1 km, covering a combined range of 375 km. Pixel spacing is determined, in azimuth by the pulse repetition frequency (PRF), and in range by the radar range sampling frequency, providing natural pixel spacing.

These data are available via CEDA to any registered user.

Citable as:  Copernicus; European Space Agency (2021): Sentinel 1A C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR): SM mode SLC Level 1 data, Instrument Processing Facility (IPF) v2. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/6ae95449b899409790e64e23120b48e8
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Sentinel, radar, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Stripmap, Single Look Complex

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Data lineage:

Data collected and prepared by European Space Agency (ESA). Downloaded from the Collaborative Hub for use by the UK scientific community.

Data Quality:
Data are as given by the data provider, no quality control has been performed by the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA).
File Format:
Image data files are in a binary format. Quicklook images are in png format. Manifest files with relevant metadata are in SAFE format.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Sentinel 1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Deployed on: Sentinel 1A

Computation Element: 1

Title Level 1 processing algorithm applied to Sentinel 1 raw data, Instrument Processing Facility (IPF) v2
Abstract This computation involves the Level 1 processing algorithm applied to raw Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. This consists of Level 1 preprocessing, special handling for TOPSAR mode, Doppler centroid estimation, Level 1 Single Look Complex (SLC) processing algorithms and Level 1 post-processing to generate the output Single Look Complex (SLC) and Ground Range Detected (GRD) products as well as quicklook images. Level-1 Single Look Complex (SLC) products consist of focused SAR data, geo-referenced using orbit and attitude data from the satellite, and provided in slant-range geometry. Slant range is the natural radar range observation coordinate, defined as the line-of-sight from the radar to each reflecting object. The products are in zero-Doppler orientation where each row of pixels represents points along a line perpendicular to the sub-satellite track. The products include a single look in each dimension using the full available signal bandwidth and complex samples (real and imaginary) preserving the phase information. The products have been geo-referenced using the orbit and attitude data from the satellite and have been corrected for azimuth bi-static delay, elevation antenna pattern and range spreading loss. For more information on the changes for this processing version please see the Sentinel 1 document libary under the docs tab.
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Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2015-01-10T00:00:00
End time:
2019-06-25T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°