The PolSARpro v6.0 (Biomass Edition) Software is the new version of the PolSARpro Toolbox (The Polarimetric SAR data Processing and Educational Toolbox) which has been developed since 2003 under continuous ESA-ESRIN contracts by different consortiums lead by the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes (IETR – UMR CNRS 6164) of the University of Rennes 1, France.
The objective of this project is to provide an Educational Software that offers a tool for self-education in the field of Polarimetric SAR data analysis and a comprehensive suite of functions for the scientific exploitation of fully and partially polarimetric data sets. The PolSARpro v6.0 (Biomass Edition) Software proposes a great collection of well-known algorithms and tools and establishes a foundation for the exploitation of polarimetric techniques for scientific developments and stimulates research and applications developments using Pol-SAR, Pol-InSAR, Pol-TomoSAR and Pol-TimeSAR data.
The PolSARpro v6.0 (Biomass Edition) Software specific interface performs complete end-to-end processing without the need for other software and is selectable from the main menu. In order to take advantage of specific functionalities offered in the Sentinel-1 Toolbox, a dedicated bridge has been built between the two softwares.
The PolSARpro v6.0 (Biomass Edition) Software offers the possibility to handle and convert polarimetric data from a range of well established polarimetric spaceborne missions like ALOS-1 / PALSAR-1, ALOS-2 / PALSAR-2, COSMO-SKYMED, GaoFen-3, RADARSAT-2, RISAT, TerraSAR X, Tandem-X, SENTINEL-1A & B. In order to prepare for the forthcoming polarimetric spaceborne missions, the PolSARpro v6.0 (Biomass Edition) Software is expanded to support the following additional data sources: ALOS-4 / PALSAR-3, BIOMASS, SAOCOM, NISAR, NOVASAR-S, RCM / RADARSAT-3, TerraSAR-L etc …