New SAR processing contract

The Norwegian Space Center has awarded Kongsberg Spacetec AS a contract to demonstrate their lightning-fast SAR processor MEOS NRT-SAR.

Where traditional processors generate standardized products from pre-processed level-0 data, the MEOS NRT-SAR processes directly on the raw data stream as it is received from the satellite,saving several minutes in processing time. In addition, this processor can be tuned to generate optimized products for each specific end user or downstream application.

Under this new contract, Kongsberg Spacetec will put MEOS NRT-SAR into semi-operational use in parallel with the national Collaborative Ground Segment. The Norwegian Space Center will use the system to assess the benefits of faster processing, shorter delivery times and custom processing parameters for the national services and key users.