Minimize Level 0

The Level 0 products contain the information on the Ku-band and the S-band averaged waveforms, additional data related to the those samples, the results of the onboard data processing and, when planned the Individual Echoes (IE) acquired.

The level 0 monitoring provided a first check of the operational processing performance, allowing detection of anomalies in the acquisition and transmission of the instrument source packets.

Minimize Performance and Quality

The Near Real Time (NRT) monitoring of these products was performed though a number of activities summarized in IDEAS daily and monthly reports.

Daily Reports
The main objective of the RA2 Daily Reports was to provide a daily monitoring of the mission and of the Near Real Time (NRT) operational data processing chains. The daily reports allowed a quick detection of any anomaly in the instrument performance or data processing. The monitoring and reporting was made using the QUADAS tool (QUARC until 2010) which ingested the received products into long term databases and generated the html reports. The QUADAS quality monitoring for RA2 was implemented for all the level of production and included content and consistency checks.

Cyclic Reports
The RA2 Cyclic Reports were distributed by ESA-ESRIN GMQ (IDEAS) to keep the User Community informed of any modification regarding the processor, updates of auxiliary products, data acquisition, processing and data quality.

It was also used to report, on a regular basis, on the RA2 instrument performance, anomaly investigations, and the staus of calibration activities, validation and quality control activities . The Cyclic Report was composed of analysis results obtained by the IDEAS team (PCS Team previously).

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