The COSMO-SkyMed constellation (Constellation of Small satellites for the Mediterranean basin Observation) is a project of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) tailored for risk management, coastal zone monitoring and sea pollution in a dual use approach (military and civil applications).
The COSMO-SkyMed payload is constituted of a fixed antenna with electronic scanning capabilities in both the azimuth and the elevation planes. It has been designed to implement three different operation modes in order to acquire the images at the required resolution: Spotlight mode, Stripmap mode and ScanSAR mode.
The Cosmo-SkyMed processor deals with the assembling of SAR images or DEM into a common grid, in order to generate large scale "Mosaicked Products".
The Mosaicking Processor realised by Planetek Italia is able to mosaic two or more raster images in order to obtain a single output image.
Cosmo-SkyMed website http://www.asi.it/it/flash/osservare/cosmoskymed