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Sensors 2018, 18(3), 835; doi:10.3390/s18030835

The GF-3 SAR Data Processor

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Key Laboratory of Technology in Geo-Spatial Information Processing and Application Systems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
National Key Laboratory of Microwave Imaging Technology, Beijing 100190, China
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Received: 18 January 2018 / Revised: 7 March 2018 / Accepted: 8 March 2018 / Published: 10 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue First Experiences with Chinese Gaofen-3 SAR Sensor)
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The Gaofen-3 (GF-3) data processor was developed as a workstation-based GF-3 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data processing system. The processor consists of two vital subsystems of the GF-3 ground segment, which are referred to as data ingesting subsystem (DIS) and product generation subsystem (PGS). The primary purpose of DIS is to record and catalogue GF-3 raw data with a transferring format, and PGS is to produce slant range or geocoded imagery from the signal data. This paper presents a brief introduction of the GF-3 data processor, including descriptions of the system architecture, the processing algorithms and its output format. View Full-Text
Keywords: Gaofen-3; SAR; data processor; system architecture; processing algorithm; format of products Gaofen-3; SAR; data processor; system architecture; processing algorithm; format of products

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Han, B.; Ding, C.; Zhong, L.; Liu, J.; Qiu, X.; Hu, Y.; Lei, B. The GF-3 SAR Data Processor. Sensors 2018, 18, 835.

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