DESCRIPTION

The COSMO-SkyMed archive collection consists of COSMO-SkyMed products requested by ESA supported projects over their areas of interest around the world. The dataset regularly grows as ESA collects new products over the years 

The following list delineates the characteristics of the SAR measurement modes that are disseminated under ESA Third Party Missions (TPM).

  • STRIPMAP HIMAGE (HIM): achieving medium resolution (3m x 3m single look), wide swath imaging (swath extension ≥40 km).
  • STRIPMAP PINGPONG (SPP): achieving medium resolution (15 m), medium swath imaging (swath ≥30 km) with two radar polarization's selectable among HH, HV, VH and VV.
  • SCANSAR WIDE (SCW): achieving radar imaging with swath extension of 100x100 km2 and a spatial resolution of 30x30 m2.
  • SCANSAR HUGE (SCH): achieving radar imaging with swath extension of 200x200 km2 and a spatial resolution selectable of 100x100 m2.

Processing Levels:

  • Level 1A - Single-look Complex Slant - (SCSB and SCSU), RAW data focused in slant range-azimuth projection, that is the sensor natural acquisition projection; product contains In-Phase and Quadrature of the focused data, weighted and radiometrically equalised.The processing of the 1A_SCSU product differs from that of the 1A_SCSB product for the following features:a non-weighted processing is performed, which means that windowing isn't applied on the processed bandwidth; radiometric equalisation (in terms of compensation of the range antenna pattern and incidence angle) is not performed; hence only compensation of the antenna transmitter gain and receiver attenuation and range spreading loss is applied.
  • Level 1B - Detected Ground Multi-look (DGM): product obtained detecting, multi-looking and projecting the Single-look Complex Slant data onto a grid regular in ground. Spotlight Mode products are not multi-looked.
  • Level 1C - Geocoded Ellipsoid Corrected (GEC) and Level 1D - Geocoded Terrain Corrected (GTC): Obtained projecting the Level 1A product onto a regular grid in a chosen cartographic reference system. In case of Lev 1C the surface is the earth ellipsoid while for the Lev 1D a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) is used to approximate the real earth surface.

DETAILS

DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Spatial coverage: 
90 N, -90 S, -180 W, 180 E
Temporal coverage:
2008-09-15 - present
Date of launch:
2007-06-08
Operators:
ASI
Mission status:
onGoing
Orbit height:
619.6 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
200 km for ScanSAR Huge, 100 km for ScanSAR Wide, 40 km StripMap HIMAGE, 30 km StripMap PING PONG
Resolution:
Very High Resolution - VHR (0 - 5m) High Resolution - HR (5 - 20 m) Medium Resolution - MR (20 - 500 m)
Wavelengths:
X-Band (2.8 - 5.2 cm)
Product types:
SAR_SCH_AU, SAR_SCH_AB, SAR_SCH_1B, SAR_SCH_1C, SAR_SCH_1D, SAR_SCW_AU, SAR_SCW_AB, SAR_SCW_1B, SAR_SCW_1C, SAR_SCW_1D, SAR_HIM_AU, SAR_HIM_AB, SAR_HIM_1B, SAR_HIM_1C, SAR_HIM_1D, SAR_SPP_AU, SAR_SPP_AB, SAR_SPP_1B, SAR_SPP_1C, SAR_SPP_1D

PROCESSING LEVEL

level 1a , level 1b , level 1c , level 1d , multiple

HOW TO ACCESS THIS DATA

The collection is open for research and application development projects only to users located in the territory of ESA Member States (including Canada), in the European Commission Member States, in Africa and in China as part of the Dragon cooperation programme.

Data is available for on demand ordering upon submission of a service request

The process usually takes up to two weeks and there are no deadlines for submitting a service request.

The products are available for download via the ESA Third Party Missions (TPM) dedicated dissemination service and catalogue The data is collection based and allows data browse and download through the treeview as well as via geographical search using a clickable zoom map.

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APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions

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RESOURCES

COSMO-SkyMed mission and products description
Product Specifications
Guidelines for the submission of Service Request
Data Access information
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