Alaska Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Facility science data processing architectureThe paper describes the architecture of the Alaska SAR Facility (ASF) at Fairbanks, being developed to generate science data products for supporting research in sea ice motion, ice classification, sea-ice-ocean interaction, glacier behavior, ocean waves, and hydrological and geological study areas. Special attention is given to the individual substructures of the ASF: the Receiving Ground Station (RGS), the SAR Processor System, and the Interactive Image Analysis System. The SAR data will be linked to the RGS by the ESA ERS-1 and ERS-2, the Japanese ERS-1, and the Canadian Radarsat.
Hilland, Jeffrey E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Bicknell, Thomas (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Miller, Carol L. (JPL Pasadena, CA, United States)