Resources

The table below has links to documents which provide further information relating to NovaSAR-1. If you require any further information please Contact us.

Document Name Content
NovaSAR-1_2015_IEEE NovaSAR: Next Generation Developments, 2015, Airbus Defence and Space
NovaSAR-1_2017_IEEE NovaSAR-S Low-Cost Spaceborne SAR Payload Design, development and deployment of a new benchmark in spaceborne radar, 2017, Airbus Defence and Space
NovaSAR-1_AIS_Receiver Satellite-AIS Receiver AIS-MS03 details, 2018, Honeywell,
NovaSAR-1_PSLV_C42_Launch PSLV-C42 / NovaSAR and S1 launch, 2018, ISRO & Antrix
NovaSAR-1_SNAP_1.0 SNAP Usage Notes for NovaSAR-1, 17/03/2020, SSTL
NovaSAR-1_Level-1_Products Describes the format of NovaSAR-1 Level 1 products with a detailed description of the metadata parameters, 03/06/2020, SSTL

Complimentary Ground Based Datasets

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) delivers measurements of key terrestrial ecosystem attributes over time at hundreds of representative locations across Australia for uses including the calibration/validation of satellite imagery. TERN provides these data open-access via a Data Discovery Portal. For more information visit the TERN website.

Read here about NovaSAR-1 data that has been acquired at TERN sites across Australia.

Google Earth snapshot showing the coverage of NovaSAR-1 imagery and TERN site locations

Google Earth snapshot showing the coverage of NovaSAR-1 imagery and TERN site locations. Credit: TERN

Online Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Learning Resources

The links below are not specific to NovaSAR-1 but provide information and courses to help better understand SAR data.

Provider Course Link
ESA EOCollege Echoes in Space MOOC on Radar Remote Sensing
A Tutorial on Synthetic Aperture Radar
SAR Land Applications tutorial
L3Harris The Applications and Benefits of SAR
Land and Sea Applications Using SAR
SAR: Agriculture and Land Surface Deformation
NASA SAR for Landcover Applications
SAR for Disasters and Hydrological Applications
Forest Mapping and Monitoring with SAR Data
soloEO A Layman’s Interpretation Guide to L-band and C-band SAR data
Acronyms
.ACQ SAR data
A/D Analog-to-digital
AIS Automatic Identification System
AOI Area of Interest
ATNF Australia Telescope National Facility
BNSC British National Space Centre
CASS CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
CCEO Centre for Earth Observation
CCSDS Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems
COTS Commercial-Off-The-Shelf
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
DRFS Direct Radio Frequency Sampling
EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone
EO Earth Observation
ESA European Space Agency
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GS Ground Station
HH Horizontal Horizontal (polarisation)
HV Horizontal Vertical (polarisation)
LTAN Local Time Ascending Node
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
OPAL Online Proposal Applications & Links
RADAR Radio Detection And Ranging
RF Radio Frequency
SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar
SSO Sun-Synchronous Orbit
SSTL Surrey Satellite Technology Limited
UKSA United Kingdom Space Agency
VH Vertical Horizontal (polarisation)
VHF Very High Frequency
VV Vertical Vertical (polarisation)
AEST Australian Eastern Standard Time
ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
TAC Time Assignment Committee