P4002 - SAR Metadata Content Standard Working Group

Title: Working Group for Synthetic Aperture Radar Metadata Content Standard

Sponsor: Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Standards Committee (GRSS-SC)

Scope:   The scope of this standard involves the metadata for describing airborne and spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. This standard specifies the metadata content structure, as well as the text representation. In particular, this standard provides the means for describing the instrument, the acquisition, and operating mode(s) and parameters, as well as the processing algorithms that have been applied to the data and any parameters related to those processing algorithms.

This standard will enable the writing of standardized software that can be applied to a variety of existing and future SAR data sources.