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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.

Contact Us

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