The Integrated TanDEM-X Processor (ITP) facility is part of the German Remote Sensing Data Center at DLR Oberpfaffenhofen. The facility serves to process data acquired by a pair of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites, TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X, into digital elevation data.
Reception of TanDEM-X mission data
The large-scale ITP research facility at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has been operational since 2010 and continues to apply the latest techniques for broadband memory access and system-intrinsic redundancy. It is used to process the data from the TanDEM-X mission and is the platform for the Integrated TanDEM-X Processor.
The goal of the TanDEM-X mission is to generate a high-resolution, three-dimensional digital elevation model of all of Earth's land surface with a consistent level of quality. The TanDEM-X mission comprises two almost identical satellites, TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X.