Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [radar]

A method of detecting distant objects and determining their position, velocity, or other characteristics by analysis of very high frequency radio waves reflected from their surfaces.

0
votes
1answer
23 views

What does “Ensemble average for a given window of pixels” mean?

Can someone please let me know what does "ensemble average for a given window of pixels" mean when calculating a coherency or covariance matrix? I have taken this sentence from a paper "Polarimetric ...
0
votes
0answers
135 views

Blank Image After Terrain Correction

I am new to snap. I have downloaded sentinel 1 image from ESA. I have performed radiometric cal-liberation as well as speckle filtering. After that, when I tried to perform terrain correction, the ...
6
votes
1answer
168 views

InSAR processing: why can't we just compute distances directly from time delays?

My question can be very basic, but even after studying quite a few tutorials on InSAR processing, I still do not understand one thing: if we know a wavelength, speed of light, a time delay it takes ...
2
votes
1answer
88 views

WhiteboxTools returns nan rasters when lee filtering large radarsat images

I am attempting to run the following code from WhiteboxTools: .\whitebox_tools.exe --run="LeeFilter" --input='imagery_HV_orig.tif' --output='imagery_HV_filtr.tif' --filterx=5 --filtery=5 --sigma=10.0 ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

How to calculate an incidence angle raster for a radarsat 2 scene using gdal / python?

I want to make a raster band that gives the incidence angle for each pixel in a radarsat-2 scene. I know this is possible using the information given in the product.xml file (below), but I'm not ...
2
votes
1answer
128 views

Error in orthorectification of Radarsat-2 scenes with GDAL and RPC + DEM information

I am trying to use a DEM rational polynomial coefficient (RPC) information to orthorectify radarsat-2 images with GDAL 2.2.1. I have successfully done this with Orbview-3 images using the tutorial ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Colorize radar imagery so it looks like optical imagery

Here is an imagery from a radar satellite Is it possible to colorize a radar image, so it looks like and enables the same kinds of analysis as for an image captured from an optical satellite (simple ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to make customized radar chart in R? [closed]

I am a beginner in R language and trying to make this picture. I tried radar. I tried using radarchart (radarchart(data)) but I do not know how to modify the picture. Here is my data: A B ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Where do those cloud data overlay images come from

Certain time-based (rain) cloud data appears on different sites and apps. This gives the impression that the rain and cloud data is available (for free or licensable), and that multiple sites make use ...
0
votes
2answers
122 views

Sun-synchronus orbit for SAR satellite

I have been following the news about the launch of the PAZ satellite (a SAR imaging sensor). The orbit will be sun-synchronous. I know this is important for optical sensors to make sure they have the ...
1
vote
2answers
282 views

Why side looking?

While reading about remote sensing systems I notice about the side looking approach. I got the idea, it means the sensor does not look directly down to Earth. But I still do not understand why. Here ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

Incidence angle of geographic cordination

I am processing Sentinel 1 data with ENVI SARscape (can process also with gamma if it helps me) for earthquake inversion. Due to the fact that I want to use ascending and descending acquisition, I am ...
1
vote
1answer
718 views

Terrain correction / Orthorectification with gdal

Since MODIS Imagery Orthorectification (Open Source) had no answer, I will try to get one here with a similar problem: I got some raster datasets with GCPs in lat/lon, but without height information. ...
1
vote
0answers
86 views

Weather radar imagery

Are there any services besides the NOAA that offer weather radar imagery for free? Some of the issues our users have with the images from nowcoast/radar_meteo_imagery_nexrad_time are the colors and ...
1
vote
1answer
207 views

Low Recall for Radar Image Flood Classification

I am following the example here to learn how to classify flood images. I am using a single band of the Sentinel-1 radar imagery. I am able to build and train my model without trouble. The problem is ...
2
votes
0answers
164 views

Radar incidence angle of different images [closed]

I am beginning in radar traitement, I want to know if working with radar image with differents incidence angle is not correct for result, Could the radar image have the same incidence angle for ...
2
votes
0answers
149 views

Meaning of Spatial resolution (m) = 2 rng?

I'm reading a catalog about SAR sensors. On page 17, it is said that: I've read the PolSAR data format for UAVSAR before, But not the other documentations related to InSAR, because I didn't ...
-1
votes
2answers
46 views

Source of radar imagery for coastal areas [closed]

For my final year research project I need radar images of coastal areas. And can anyone help me to find links where I can download such data free for research purposes?
2
votes
1answer
410 views

Why are there holes in these radar blobs?

I was recently looking at a live weather radar online and I noticed several "holes" in the radar blobs usually near the center of the blob. I also noticed that in a few cases that the holes stayed in ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Calibration error for Sentinel 1 image in SNAP toolbox

I am working with a Sentinel 1 SLC IW image (VV+VH) and trying to calibrate the data in the SNAP toolbox. However, it keeps returning the error "cannot construct data buffer" Does anyone have any ...
4
votes
1answer
402 views

Is there a way to use the GDAL C++ API to find areas of overlap between two SAR images?

I have a bunch of SAR images (about 1 GB each) on which i need to do some image processing. Each image is georeferenced and there is significant overlap between each pair of images in the set ie. one ...
1
vote
2answers
489 views

How to extract coherence and covariance matrices of TerraSAR-X data?

I have obtained quad-polarized level 1b TerraSAR-X data from DLR. When I tried to read the data using PolSARpro, I understood that it is only capable of reading SSC format But my data is in MGD (...
-1
votes
1answer
122 views

About PolSDP software for SAR processing [closed]

Can anybody help me to find PolSDP software or provide a link from where I can download.
3
votes
0answers
307 views

Import GPS SINEX (for velocity analysis) into Sarscape or processing with others software

I try to import GPS snx. into Sarscape 5.2 (use GPS Import tool) and getting error 115) ) gps_type : [sinex] 116) ) generate_kml : [OK] 117) ) generate_shape : [OK] 118) ) ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to open SMAP's Surface Moisture data files

I downloaded surface moisture data from Nasa's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) sensor website (https://nsidc.org/data/smap/smap-data.html). For each processing level (1-4), three types of files ...
6
votes
1answer
5k views

SAR - Using the Intensity or the Amplitude for the classification

In a Sentinel-1 Level 1 Ground Range Detected SAR data product, Intensity = Amplitude * Amplitude. Should the intensity image or the amplitude image be used for radiometric calibration when using ...
2
votes
1answer
90 views

Rigorous geometrical models for InSAR imagery?

I'm looking for rigorous geometrical models for InSAR imagery. I'm familiar with the rigorous models for SAR images, but I don't know the model for InSAR. I searched through the internet, but I didn't ...
4
votes
1answer
346 views

what does it mean to store cross products in SAR product data file?

I'm reading the UAVSAR data format For definition of two types of file we have: MLC files (.mlc): calibrated multi-looked cross products, floating point format, three files8 bytes per pixel, ...
5
votes
1answer
4k views

What is multilooking?

Today I found a video on youtube for multilooking the data with NEST (Next ESA SAR Toolbox) and it seems that it produces square pixel out of rectangular SAR pixels. Does it operate as simply as ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Why is azimuth resolution worse than range resolution in Sentinel1 (SAR) [duplicate]

Why is the azimuth resolution in Sentinel (SAR sensor) worse than the range resolution? The table in this link gives the resolution for SLC products aquired in the different aquisition modes. In ...
5
votes
1answer
448 views

Why does the peak of a mountain appear bright on Radar images?

Why does the top of a mountain appear bright on a SAR (radar) image. I know that the peak of a mountain is subject to a layover effect, thus appearing closer on the radar image than the bottom part of ...
3
votes
1answer
669 views

Reading Synthetic Aperture Radar raster images using python

Is it possible to read and modify Synthetic Aperture Radar raster images using python? gdal is not able to understand their Type which is Binary (application/octet-stream). One can find sample radar ...
1
vote
1answer
215 views

Understanding InSAR interferometry?

I understand that the result of InSAR interferometry yields a LoS deformation and if deformation in the vertical or horizontal is to be computed, it should require additional gps observations at the ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Extract Differential Interferometry from SENTINEL-1 image

I downloaded some SLC images from scihub.esa.int . And I want to extract Differencial Interferometry from them by using SNAP-ESA software. How can I do it ?
0
votes
0answers
235 views

How to visualize a C-band SAR sensor measurement

Files: \measurement\s1a-iw2-slc-vv-20141205t171642-20141205t171705-003587-0043c5-002.tiff Size is 24435, 13472 Coordinate System is `' Metadata: AREA_OR_POINT=Area TIFFTAG_DATETIME=2014:12:05 21:...
2
votes
1answer
153 views

Geo referencing RADARSAT-1 image

I have lots of RADARSAT-1 file in GeoTiff format along with meta data where corner coordinates are available. Corner coordinates are for image portion(except the black portion). But, radar image has ...
3
votes
1answer
425 views

I can't get my OpenLayers radar overlay to display correctly

I've tried to overlay a radar image on my map so that I can show the current radar for the United states. However, whenever I load the map, I can't seem to get the projection to look correct. Here's ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to ESRI raster format

can anyone recommend a software package to convert ground penetrating radar data (in .dzt format) into an ESRI raster format? - Preferably free software. I have come across ZondST2D, but as far as I ...
9
votes
5answers
24k views

Free radar (SAR) satellite data [closed]

I'm looking for free (non-commercial use) sources of radar (SAR) satellite imagery. Does anyone know of sources?
3
votes
1answer
437 views

ALOS PALSAR 1.0 level JAXA Orthorectified K & C Mosaic interferometry?

JAXA is providing free access to PALSAR 50m Orthorectified K & C Mosaic. The files are not in the typical PALSAR format. I'm looking for apps that can read and export this data. It's possible to ...
0
votes
0answers
162 views

PALSAR 50m Orthorectified K & C Mosaic it's possible to create interferometry?

JAXA is providing free access to PALSAR 50m Orthorectified K & C Mosaic. According to the website, data are provided in raw (HDR) and png. ALOS PALSAR K&C Mosaic or New global 50m-resolution ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

Lowrance sl2 format… is it GIS data and/or can it be made into GIS data

I have been asked to investigate if Lowrance SL2 (side-scan sonar) format can be put into maps for reports. As I understand it the SL2 format comprises 3 "bands" left-down-right and is more of a ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Python package for processing GRIB data in windows

I would like to know what python packages can be used to process GRIB (Gridded Binary) data on a Windows system. I know there is something called pygrib, but to use that I have to use cygwin windows ...
1
vote
1answer
183 views

Finding Normal to a given point in ECEF coordinates

I have a point of reference called Ground Reference Point (GRP) given in Earth Centred Earth Fixed (ECEF) coordinates as given below: (1.4892e+6, 6.1102e+6, 1.0637e+6) (all distances in meters) I ...
2
votes
1answer
223 views

Applications and methods for TerraSAR X

People who already used or are familiar with TerraSAR X, can you point out: Main applications and methods Open source software tools
2
votes
1answer
170 views

Global composite of radar data available?

Iowa State offers an exceptional NEXRAD composite image as GeoTIFF for the entire continental US at a reasonable resolution. Is there a comparable GeoTIFF composite updated semi-regularly available ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

Reading palsar k&c 50 data in GDAL or other open source application

I posted this inquiry in the grass-user list. JAXA is providing free access to PALSAR 50m Orthorectified K & C Mosaic. According to the website, data are provided in: Data files (Raw format)...