The software package RFSCAT-Simulator was developed within the project "Optimisation of rotating, range gated fanbeam scatterometer for wind retrieval”(ESA Contract No. 14383/00/NL/DC) and was used for simulating and analyzing various RFSCAT systems. The package consists of three major components:
1. The generator for simulating pseudo level 1b satellite data is written in IDL1 and the source code is provided. It requires the Stars-Library which is an in-house development of ASTRIUM and not part of this project. A compiled and licensed version is included for Intel-Linux systems. It might be necessary to recompile the Stars-Library for an installation on a different system.
2. The wind retrieval module is written in Fortran-90. The source code is provided as well as a compiled version for Intel-Linux systems. Recompilation could be done for any other system with a Fortran-90 compiler. This module requires look-up tables (LUT) which are provided with the software.
3. The graphical user interface (GUI) and analysis tool is written in IDL and the source code is provided. The GUI also controls the other two components, thus the user will not notice the heterogeneous software structure of the RFSCAT simulator.
V Wismann, A Stoffelen, J de Kloe, S Bartha. User Manual for the RFSCAT Simulator Software Package