Data Format

File types

Data from NovaSAR-1 is in the following formats:


  • .tif – geoTIFF image file
  • .xml – metadata file
  • .tif – “quick look” low-resolution thumbnail


  • .ais – as downloaded binary with a CCSDS timestamped header appended to each demodulated AIS message
  • .xml – AIS messages in NMEA-0183 text format


Product Details Applies to
slc Single Look Complex, Slant Range Stripmap only
srd Multilook Detected, Slant Range Stripmap only
grd Multilook Detected, Ground Range Stripmap only
scd Multilook Detected, Ground Range ScanSAR only