radar sounding

New project: SOPA

  • Posted on: 28 September 2019
  • By: adamo

Another project on radar sounder data: SOPA, which means SHARAD Open Focusing Attempt.
The idea behind SOPA is to create a common and simple python v3 API for reading, simulating and focusing available SHARAD data.
The development of SOPA is still ongoing. It already includes several interfaces for existing SHARAD data and a simple simulator. Check the details in the project dedicated page!

SOFA on the International Journal of Remote Sensing

  • Posted on: 12 February 2019
  • By: adamo

The International Journal of Remote Sensing published a paper I wrote about possible results and measurements obtained using SOFA.

The final paper is available at this link.

You can find the post-print version of the published paper here:

A. Ferro, Squinted SAR focusing for improving automatic radar sounder data analysis and enhancement (18 Mb)
International Journal of Remote Sensing, Feb. 2019
DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2019.1573339

New project: SOFA

  • Posted on: 25 July 2018
  • By: adamo

After a long time, a new project is online: SOFA! SOFA stands for SHARAD Open Focusing Attempt. This is an old code that I used to make some sofa-spare-time experiments on the SHAllow RADar (SHARAD) data acquired on Mars.
It allows focusing the raw radargrams using different squint angles and apertures. As shown in the Radargram enhancement and target physical slope estimation page, this processing makes it possible to visually enhance radargrams and obtain further physical information on subsurface targets.
As usual, a documentation and a download page are available!
I'm pretty sure that with this piece of code you will find water on Mars!
If so, let me know from the Contacts page!