PHOTOMOD Radar Workbench

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Simplify frequently used workflows with a rich library of professional synthetic aperture radar (SAR) processing tools on the PHOTOMOD Radar Workbench. Use SAR imagery for tasks in land cover monitoring; change detection; sea wave, ship, and oil slick detection; for generation of digital terrain models; or the estimation of subsidence with millimeter accuracy. With PHOTOMOD Radar, take advantage of the unique capabilities of modern SAR sensors.

Product Description 

PHOTOMOD Radar is well-tested for TerraSAR-X, Sentinel-1, ALOS, and other top-rate sensors. This software can help exploit unique information and benefit from the day and night imaging capabilities of SAR datasets. If you want to access highly automated and easy-to-use tools for Digital Elevation Model generation, subsidence estimation, or for maritime analysis, simply select one of these application-specific packages. With the Interferometry package, users may process and work with SAR data acquired in interferometric mode. The Maritime analysis package includes oil slick detection, ship detection, and sea wave analysis tools. The full radar suite includes all packages for basic and advanced SAR processing.

PHOTOMOD Radar Workbench combines the full functionality of PHOTOMOD Radar with the scalable IT, flexible pricing, and easy access to remote sensing imagery from the Workbench. Configure your PHOTOMOD Radar Workbench according to your individual needs. Bring your own data and programs or add premium imagery and software from the cloudeo store. Programs on the Workbench are readily installed and automatically updated, without extra costs. We recommend using the Workbench Standard or Standard PLUS with PHOTOMOD Radar.

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Start date
E.g., 2021-03-01
PHOTOMOD Radar Workbench


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Delivery time 

A few business days



PHOTOMOD Packages 

The Interferometric Processor enables processing of SAR data acquired in interferometric mode (3-path and 4-path interferometry). The differential SAR interferometric data set consists of 3 or 4 images, each of them making an interferometric pair to every other image of this set. Processing images in pairs makes it possible to get the differential interferogram, the picture of phase changes (interferograms) over a certain period of time. Considering the geometry of each image in the set, you can re-calculate phase values of the differential interferogram into field-of-relief displacement, which occurs between observations of the processed pairs. Such changes can be caused both by vertical and horizontal motion on the underlying surface. As values of the differential interferogram directly depend on SAR wavelength, displacements on the surface can be defined on the millimeter scale.

Maritime analysis
The Maritime analysis includes: Oil slick detection, ship detection, and sea waves analysis.

  • Oil slick detection works against the background of a homogeneous sea surface. The results are raster binary images with detected slicks (masked) and a set of the slick's parameters (extent, geographic position). The result of the processing can be exported as a GeoTIFF. Unique analytics within the oil slick detector retrieves the results automatically. In case of more complex scenarios, the user has the option to adjust the process and optimize the results with parameter variations.
  • Ship detection is designated for processing spaceborne radar images acquired over sea and ocean surfaces. It identifies ships and evaluates their most valuable parameters, such as speed, size, and cartographical coordinates. The output of the process is a vector layer in .SHP format which marks detected ships and a text file with a list of detected ships and evaluated parameters. In many cases, seagoing ships are detected automatically - however, an operator can manually edit the list of detected objects and mark objects of interest.
  • Sea waves analysis estimates the spatial period, direction of propagation, and height of waves. Based on the parameters, the software has the ability to create a map of the spatial distribution of wind fields. The analysis is based on the hypothesis that the spectrum of sea waves can be described by the Pierson-Moskowitz distribution. The output is a set of raster maps which outline the distribution of the waves' spatial period and propagation direction, height, and velocity of the wind close to the sea surface.

Full radar suite
The full radar suite includes interferometric processing as well as the maritime analysis, with the full flexibility of basic and advanced SAR processing.

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Individual product configurations are possible beyond the standard options. Just contact us.

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