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Alaska Satellite Facility's Hybrid Pluggable Processing Pipeline

HyP3 is a service for processing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery that addresses many common issues for users of SAR data:

  • Most SAR datasets require at least some processing to remove distortions before they are analysis-ready
  • SAR processing is computing-intensive
  • Software for SAR processing is complicated to use and/or prohibitively expensive
  • Producing analysis-ready SAR data has a steep learning curve that acts as a barrier to entry

HyP3 solves these problems by providing a free service where people can request SAR processing on-demand. These processing requests are picked up by automated systems, which handle the complexity of SAR processing on behalf of the user. HyP3 doesn't require users to have a lot of knowledge of SAR processing before getting started; users only need to submit the input data and set a few optional parameters if desired. With HyP3, analysis-ready products are just a few clicks away.

Getting started

Using Vertex

Vertex, ASF's data search portal, is the easiest way to use HyP3. Vertex provides a friendly interface to request jobs and review previous jobs. Visit On Demand Processing in Vertex to learn more.

Using the Python SDK

The HyP3 SDK is a Python library for using HyP3 programmatically. It is available on both conda-forge and PyPI, and can be installed with either:

conda install -c conda-forge hyp3_sdk


python -m pip install hyp3_sdk

Visit Using HyP3: SDK to learn more.

Using the API

The HyP3 web API is the backbone behind Vertex and the SDK. You may also use the API directly. Visit Using HyP3: API to learn more.

What's New

Follow @ASFHyP3 on Twitter, or check our What's New page, to keep up to date on all things HyP3!

Contact Us

Want to talk about HyP3? We would love to hear from you!

Found a bug? Want to request a feature? open an issue

General questions? Suggestions? Or just want to talk to the team? chat with us on gitter