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TitleThe RADARSAT Fastscan Processor; System and Applications
AuthorLam, J; D'Iorio, M; Thompson, A A; Manore, M J
SourceCanadian Journal of Remote Sensing 21, 4, 1995 p. 527-530,
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20041349
PublisherInforma UK Limited
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Released2014 08 01
AbstractAll RADARSAT real-time data received in direct downlink at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing's two satellite receiving stations will be processed and displayed in real-time using the FastScan system. This system produces reduced-resolution imagery and its prime function is to provide quality assurance for the received data. Recent developments suggested that radar quick-look imagery could help users to verify that their target of interest was visible and not hampered or hidden due to environmental effects such as a recent rain event, and that their target was indeed imaged in cases of ice floes and oceanic features. FastScan also offers a product: its value stems from its rapid delivery and easily compressible and transferable file size. Beyond rapid delivery, this product may also have a value for global scale and other large area studies as the 100m to 500m mode-dependent pixel spacing closely matches the resolution of NOAA AVHRR or MODIS sensors.

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