PolSARpro-BIO: The new Scientific Toolbox for ESA & third party fully Polarimetric SAR Missions

Conference: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/04/2018 - 06/07/2018 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2018

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Pottier, Eric; Ferro-Famil, Laurent (University of Rennes 1, France)
Fitrzyk, Magdalena; Desnos, Yves-Louis (RSAC c/o ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy)

The objective of this paper is to make a general presentation of the future version of the ESA PolSARpro software toolbox which will be named: PolSARpro-BIO software. Since 2003, the objective of the PolSARpro software project is to provide educational software that offers a tool for self-education in the field of Polarimetric SAR data analysis and a comprehensive suite of functions for the scientific exploitation of fully and partially polarimetric data sets. The Pol-SARpro software establishes a foundation for the exploitation of polarimetric techniques for scientific developments and stimulates research and applications developments using Pol-SAR (Polarimetric SAR), Pol-InSAR (Polarimetric – Interferometric SAR), Pol-TomoSAR (Polarimetric – Tomographic SAR) and Pol-TimeSAR (Polarimetric – Time Se-ries SAR) data. In this paper we propose, first, a review of the current status of the PolSARpro software then we present the objectives and functionalities of the PolSARpro-BIO Software, the new scientific toolbox for ESA & third party ful-ly polarimetric SAR missions.