X-Band Receiving Station
Reception of data from the fleet of IRS satellites is performed in close cooperation between DLR and GAF, with the three 7.3 m X-band antennas in Neustrelitz playing the major role. The geographical coordinates 13 degrees, 04', 28" East and 53 degrees, 19', 48" North at an elevation of about 78 m allow coverage of the whole of Europe, from northern Norway to North Africa, and from Iceland to the western parts of the Caspian Sea.
Two of the X-band antennas in Neustrelitz
IRS Processing Chains
Processing of IRS data is performed with GAF's dedicated
chains for quick looks, standard data products, 5 m colour Merge products, ortho products and DSM products,
which are implemented on UNIX like operating systems running on SGI and industrial PC hardware. For the production
of ortho products and DSMs software developed by DLR's Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF) is employed.