2.10 ASAR Latency Throughput and Data Volume
PF-ASAR is an operational SAR processor that is
capable of being used for very high throughput
processing with no operator intervention. The
combination of the processing facility software
architecture and the IBM SP-2 allows scalability
over a wide range of throughput requirements.
This generic architecture allows PF-ASAR to be installed in many
stations (both large and small). PF-ASAR processes
data from all ASAR imaging modes and produces a wide
range of output products. Some of these products
are based on ERS heritage and some are new. The
concept of stripline products allows
medium-resolution products with very long azimuth
extents to be efficiently produced. All PF-ASAR
products meet very high accuracy and quality requirements.