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ASAR Image Mode source packets Level 0
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Last update: 2 August 2016
The ASAR Image Mode source packets Level 0 data product offers Level 0 data for possible images processing on an other processing site. It includes some mandatory information for SAR processing.
The Image Mode Level 0 product consists of time-ordered Annotated Instrument Source Packets (AISPs) collected while the instrument is in Image Mode. The echo samples contained in the AISPs are compressed to 4 bits/sample using Flexible Block Adaptive Quantisation (FBAQ). This is a high-rate, narrow swath mode so data is only acquired for partial orbit segments and may be from one of seven possible image swaths. The Level 0 product is produced systematically for all data acquired within this mode.
This product provides a continuation of the ERS-SAR_RAW product.
Data Size: 100 km x 12,000 km (for 30 min data take)
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Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions
ASAR Products Specification - Revision C
Level 0 Instrument Source Packet Description
ASA_IM__0P File Structure
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