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In "Simplified" mode, the results in the analysis are calculated by looking at each instrument's mission objectives: for each instrument we keep track of what the primary, secondary, and opportunity mission objectives are. These mission objectives indicate that an instrument is primarily envisioned to measure variable X, Y and Z, that variables A, B and C are its secondary objective, and that it may offer the opportunity to measure variables I and II although it is not optimized for that. The simplified Gap analysis produces a timeline based on this information. The simplified Gap analysis is only available for analyzing variables, not for missions.
In "Expert system" mode, the results in the analysis are calculated with an expert system. Internally, OSCAR works with a large set of 1700 rules that determine whether or not an instrument is capable of measuring a given variable, and to what degree. When you select "Expert system", the Gap analysis is performed based on this large set of rules.

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Variable sorting criteria

 

Each instrument is assigned with a 5-step rating, evaluated as a blend of several elements.  For this particular Variable, the rating is driven by:

  • the sensing technique (SAR, scatterometer, passive MW, optical);
  • the exploited spectral bands.

 

RATING CRITERIA:

1

  • L-band MW radiometer

2

  • P-band SAR
  • L- and/or S-band SAR

3

  • Radar scatterometer in C- and possibly Ku- band
  • MW radiometer with channels around 7 GHz and 10 GHz
  • MW radiometer with channels around 7 GHz or 10 GHz
  • C- or X-band SAR

4

  • Radiometer with channels in VIS, NIR, SWIR, MWIR and TIR
  • Radiometer with channels in VIS, MWIR; TIR and possibly NIR or SWIR
  • Radiometer with channels in VIS and (MWIR or TIR)

5

  • Radiometer with channels in VIS, NIR and SWIR
  • Radiometer with channels in VIS and NIR
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Found 727 results

This table has a large number of results.
Instrument NRT? Relevance Satellite Orbit DLR
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CIMR1 - primaryCIMR06:00 descXXXXXX
SMAP Important noteNo1 - primarySMAP06:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Aquarius1 - primarySAC-D06:00 desc
X
XXX
X
MIRAS1 - primarySMOS06:00 asc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SAR-P2 - very highBIOMASS06:00 descXXXXXX
SAR-Travers2 - very highResurs-O1-110:15 asc
X
X
L band SAR (Ludi-Tance)2 - very highLudi-Tance 1 01A97.8 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
L band SAR (Ludi-Tance)2 - very highLudi-Tance 1 01B97.8 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
L-SAR2 - very highTandem-L06:00 descXXXXXXXXXXXX
PALSAR2 - very highALOS10:30 desc
X
XXXX
X
PALSAR-2No2 - very highALOS-212:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXX
PALSAR-32 - very highALOS-412:00 descXXXXXXXX
ROSE-L2 - very highROSE-L06:00 descXXXXXX
SAR2 - very highSeaSat108 °
X
SAR (JERS)2 - very highJERS10:45 desc
X
XXXXX
X
SAR-L2 - very highSAOCOM-1A06:00 asc
X
XXXXX
SAR-L2 - very highSAOCOM-1B06:00 asc
X
XXXXX
SAR-L2 - very highSAOCOM-2A06:00 asc
X
XXXXXXXXX
SAR-L2 - very highSAOCOM-2B06:00 asc
X
XXXXXXXXXX
SAR-L (NISAR)2 - very highNI-SAR06:00 descXXXX
S-SAR2 - very highNovaSAR-S10:30 asc
X
XXXXXXX
SAR-10 Important note2 - very highKondor-E174.75 °
X
XXXXX
SAR-102 - very highKondor-E74.75 °
X
X
SAR-S Important note2 - very highHJ-1C Important note06:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXX
SAR-S2 - very highHJ-2E07:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
SAR-S2 - very highHJ-2FXXXXXXXXX
SAR-S (NISAR) 2 - very highNI-SAR06:00 descXXXX
WindRAD3 - highFY-3E05:40 desc
X
XXXXXX
WindRAD3 - highFY-3J05:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
AMI-SCAT3 - highERS-110:30 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
X
AMI-SCAT3 - highERS-210:30 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
ASCATNo3 - highMetop-A07:50 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
ASCATYes3 - highMetop-B09:31 desc50
X
XXXXXXXXXXXX
ASCATYes3 - highMetop-C09:31 desc85
X
XXXXXXXXX
SCA (Scatterometer)3 - highMetop-SG-B109:30 descXXXXXXXX
SCA (Scatterometer)3 - highMetop-SG-B209:30 descXXXXXXXX
SCA (Scatterometer)3 - highMetop-SG-B309:30 descXXXXXXXX
NSCAT3 - highADEOS10:30 desc
X
X
OSCAT Important note3 - highOceanSat-211:53 desc
X
XXXX
X
OSCATNo3 - highScatSat-108:45 desc
X
XXXX
X
OSCAT-33 - highOceanSat-3 (EOS-06)12:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
OSCAT-33 - highOceanSat-3A12:00 desc
X
XXXXX
RapidScat3 - highISS RapidScat51.6 °
X
X
X
SASS3 - highSeaSat108 °
X
SCAT (CFOSAT) Important note3 - highCFOSAT07:00 desc
X
XXXXX
SCAT (CFOSAT)3 - highCFOSAT follow-on07:00 desc
X
XXXXX
SCAT (incl)3 - highHY-2C66 °275
X
XXXXX
SCAT (incl)3 - highHY-2F66 °XXXXXX
SCAT (incl)3 - highHY-2G66 °XXXXXX
SCAT (sso)3 - highHY-2A06:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
X
SCAT (sso)3 - highHY-2B06:00 desc273
X
XXXXX
SCAT (sso)3 - highHY-2E06:00 descXXXXXX
SCAT (sso)3 - highHY-2D66 °
X
XXXXX
SeaWinds3 - highADEOS-210:30 desc
X
X
SeaWinds3 - highQuikSCAT06:00 asc
X
XXXXXXXXX
X
AMSR3 - highADEOS-210:30 desc
X
X
AMSR-33 - highGOSAT-GW13:30 asc
X
XXXXXXX
AMSR-E Important noteNo3 - highAqua13:30 asc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
AMSR2Yes3 - highGCOM-W13:30 asc76
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
MSMR3 - highOceanSat-1 (IRS-P4)12:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXX
X
MTVZA-GY-MP3 - highMeteor-MP N115:30 asc
X
XXXXXXX
MTVZA-GY-MP3 - highMeteor-MP N209:30 desc
X
XXXXXXX
MTVZA-OK (MW)3 - highSICH-1M82.5 °
X
X
X
MWRI (HY-2)3 - highHY-2A06:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
X
MWRI (HY-2)3 - highHY-2B06:00 desc
X
XXXXX
SMMR3 - highNimbus-712:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
SMMR3 - highSeaSat108 °
X
WindSat Important noteNo3 - highCoriolis06:10 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
Delta-2D3 - highOkean-O-182.5 °
X
X
SHF3 - highMeteor-P181.2 °
X
X
X
SHF3 - highMeteor-P281.2 °
X
X
X
SHF3 - highMeteor-P310:15 asc
X
X
X
SHF3 - highMeteor-P610:15 asc
X
X
X
R6003 - highOkean-O-182.5 °
X
X
GMI (core)No3 - highGPM Core Observatory65 °20
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
MTVZA-GY Important note3 - highMeteor-M N109:30 desc
X
XXXX
X
MTVZA-GY Important note3 - highMeteor-M N209:30 asc
X
XX
X
MTVZA-GY3 - highMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
X
MTVZA-GY Important note3 - highMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
X
XXXXX
MTVZA-GY3 - highMeteor-M N2-309:00 desc
X
XXXX
MTVZA-GY3 - highMeteor-M N2-415:00 asc
X
XXXXX
MTVZA-GY3 - highMeteor-M N2-515:00 desc
X
XXXXX
MTVZA-GY3 - highMeteor-M N2-609:00 asc
X
XXXXX
MWI (WSF-M)3 - highWSF-M1
X
XXXXXX
MWRI-1 Important note3 - highFY-3A09:05 desc
X
MWRI-13 - highFY-3B14:45 asc
X
XXXXXXXXX
X
MWRI-1 Important note3 - highFY-3C08:20 desc
X
XXXXXX
X
MWRI-1Yes3 - highFY-3D13:29 asc136
X
XXXXXX
TMI 3 - highTRMM35 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
AMI-SAR3 - highERS-110:30 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
X
AMI-SAR3 - highERS-210:30 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
ASAR3 - highEnvisat10:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXX
X
SAR (RadarSat-1)3 - highRadarSat-106:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
SAR (RadarSat-1)No3 - highRadarSat-206:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SAR RCM3 - highRCM-106:00 desc
X
XXXXXXX
SAR RCM3 - highRCM-206:00 desc
X
XXXXXXX
SAR RCM Important note3 - highRCM-306:00 desc
X
XXXXXXX
SAR-C (GF-3)3 - highGF-306:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
SAR-C (GF-3)3 - highGF-1206:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
SAR-C (GF-3)3 - highGF-12-0206:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
SAR-C (GF-3)3 - highGF-3-0206:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
SAR-C (GF-3)3 - highGF-3-0306:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXX
SAR-C (GF-3)3 - highGF-12-0306:00 desc
X
XXXXX
X
SAR-C (RISAT)3 - highRISAT-106:00 desc
X
XXXX
X
SAR-C (RISAT)3 - highEOS-0406:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXX
SAR-C (Sentinel-1)No3 - highSentinel-1A06:00 desc
X
XXXXXXXXX
SAR-C (Sentinel-1) Important note3 - highSentinel-1B06:00 desc
X
XXXXX
SAR-C (Sentinel-1)No3 - highSentinel-1C06:00 descXXXXXXXX
SAR-C (Sentinel-1)No3 - highSentinel-1D06:00 descXXXXXXXX
BRLK “Briz”3 - highMeteor-MP N115:30 asc
X
XXXXXXX
BRLK “Briz”3 - highMeteor-MP N209:30 desc
X
XXXXXXX
BRLK “Briz”3 - highObzor-R N1TBDXXXXXX
BRLK “Briz”3 - highObzor-R N2TBDXXXXXX
BRLK “Briz”3 - highObzor-R N3TBDXXXXXX
BRLK “Briz”3 - highObzor-R N4TBDXXXXXXXX
Capella SAR3 - highCapella10:30 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
COSI3 - highKOMPSAT-506:00 asc90
X
XXXXXXXXXX
COSI3 - highKOMPSAT-606:00 ascXXXXX
CSG-SAR3 - highCSG-105:46 asc
X
XXXXXXX
CSG-SAR3 - highCSG-205:46 asc
X
XXXXXXX
CSG-SAR3 - highCSG-3XXXXXX
CSG-SAR3 - highCSG-4XXXXXXXX
HRWS-SAR3 - highHRWS-SAR06:00 descXXXXXXXXX
ICEYE SAR3 - highICEYETBD
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
MeteoSAR3 - highMeteor-M N2-309:00 desc
X
XXXX
MeteoSAR3 - highMeteor-M N2-415:00 asc
X
XXXXX
MeteoSAR3 - highMeteor-M N2-515:00 desc
X
XXXXX
MeteoSAR3 - highMeteor-M N2-609:00 asc
X
XXXXX
RLSBO3 - highOkean-O-182.5 °
X
X
RLSBO3 - highOkean-O1-1