Opportunity for Young Scientist to be a Part of NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) Data Program

AHMEDABAD: Here is a chance for young scientific researchers and data crunchers to be part of Isro’s ambitious NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite data analysis program. This will be the first radar imaging satellite to use dual frequency (L and S band) for remote sensing to observe and understand natural processes like climate and quakes on earth.

As part of this, Isro’s Space Applications Centre (SAC) has been conducting an airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) in the dual band over 35 locations in the country.

Credit: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

Credit: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

The SAR is being mounted on a Beechcraft B-200 aircraft owned by National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad and flown 8 Km above ground. SAC wants proposals from research institutes and scholars for the development of tools, techniques and methods for SAR data analysis.

The list of researchers chosen for development of these tools and SAR data analysis will be announced on December 30. “The research announcement aims at capacity building in the country in applications of SAR data for various land and ocean applications as mentioned above and strongly encourages research scholars to take up and pursue Ph.D. degrees in microwave remote sensing using SAR data and the exciting field of high spatial resolution microwave data analysis and utilization,” says a senior SAC official.

Source: Times of India

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