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The ESLs, with industrial support, are responsible for producing the detailed algorithm specifications for Level 1b and Level 2 products, as well as for providing continuous support throughout the mission exploitation phase.

Phase I

Product definition, algorithm development, and prototyping phase

Phase II

Support to the operational implementation and pre-launch verification phase

Phase III

Product validation phase, including in-orbit commissioning

Phase IV

Product quality control and product enhancement during the mission exploitation phase

The results of the ESL work is contained in a set of algorithm specifications:

  • Input/Output Data Definition defining the detailed content and format of all products, including auxiliary products
  • Detailed Processing Model and Parameter Data List specifying in detail the mathematical algorithms to produce the Level 1b and Level 2 products
  • Computer Resource Requirements

The development of the PDS operational processor is based on these applicable requirement specifications.