Sentinel-1 L1 SLC (Single Look Complex) products consist of focused SAR data geo-referenced using orbit and attitude data from the satellite. The products include a single look in each dimension using the full transmit signal bandwidth and consist of complex samples preserving the phase information. SLC products are generated from the following Sentinel-1 imaging modes:
Interferometric Wide Swath (IW)
Extra Wide Swath (EW)
Level-1 Single Look Complex (SLC) products consist of focused SAR data, geo-referenced using orbit and attitude data from the satellite, and provided in slant-range geometry. Slant range is the natural radar range observation coordinate, defined as the line-of-sight from the radar to each reflecting object. The products are in zero-Doppler orientation where each row of pixels represents points along a line perpendicular to the sub-satellite track.
SLC products are images in the slant range of satellite data acquisition. Each image pixel is represented by a complex (I and Q) magnitude value and therefore contains both amplitude and phase information. Each I and Q value is 16 bits per pixel. The processing for all SLC products results in a single look in each dimension using the full available signal bandwidth. The imagery is geo-referenced using orbit and attitude data from the satellite. SLC images are produced in a zero Doppler geometry. This convention is common with the standard slant range products available from other SAR sensors.
Availability / Temporal coverage
Europe coverage: 2014-10 - now World coverage: 2014-10 - now
Systematic continuous ingestion
Data Explorer S3 from cloud environment S3 Remote Transfer