Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR), a Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)-built reconfigurable, polarimetric L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR), is specifically designed to acquire airborne repeat-track SAR data for differential interferometric measurements.
The radar is designed to be operable on a UAV (Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle) but will initially be demonstrated on a NASA Gulfstream III. The radar is fully polarimetric, with a range bandwidth of 80 MHz (2-m range resolution) and a range swath greater than 16 km.
The data are open access — no proposal is required.
Airborne SAR — synthetic aperture radar 2008-present Locations: portions of North America; Greenland; Iceland; and North, Central, and South America Polarimetric L-band and interferometric products Downloadable Products: PolSAR — polarimetric SAR MLC, Compressed Stokes Matrix, Ground Projected Complex, Pauli Decomposition RPI — repeat pass interferometry Interferogram, Ground Projected Interferogram, Amplitude, Ground Projected Amplitude More information is available at the JPL UAVSAR website.
|Spatial Coverage||Portions of North America; Greenland; Iceland; and North, Central, and South America|
|Spatial Resolution||1.8 m|
|Swath Width||16 km|
|Download info||Data Discovery|
|Provider||Jet Propulsion Laboratory|
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- PolSAR — polarimetric SAR
- MLC, Compressed Stokes Matrix, Ground Projected Complex, Pauli Decomposition
- RPI — repeat pass interferometry
- Interferogram, Ground Projected Interferogram, Amplitude, Ground Projected Amplitude
More information is available at the JPL UAVSAR website.
How to Cite UAVSAR Data and Imagery
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|Type of Dataset||Format||Example|
|UAVSAR Data||Dataset: UAVSAR, NASA [year of data acquisition]. Retrieved from ASF DAAC [day month year of data access].||Dataset: UAVSAR, NASA 2011. Retrieved from ASF DAAC 7 June 2015.|
|UAVSAR Imagery||NASA [year of data acquisition]||NASA 2008|