ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT TO THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF DATA PROCESSING
(L1B, L2, L3, L4)

    •  Development of ground processor prototypes (airborne & space borne):
      • Single channel architectures
      • Multichannel/multidimensional instruments:
          • Interferometric processing (InSAR)
          • Ground Moving Target Indication (SAR-GMTI):
          • Classical techniques (DPCA, ATI)
          • Adaptive techniques (STAP)
    •  On-board instrument Calibration technique’s evaluation
    •  Development of ground algorithms for instrument and product quality monitoring
    •  Polarimetric SAR exploitation/processing
    •  SAR-based Hydrological algorithms development
    •  Derivation of soil moisture high resolution products

STUDY AND EVALUATION OF SAR MISSIONS/MODES (L0, L1A, L1B, L2):

  •  Development of tools for mission performance characterisation
  •  Development of raw data-based simulators:
    • Evaluation of specific ground processors
    • Evaluation of new SAR modes/missions