The SAOCOM plugin DOES NOT WORK WELL on SNAP 8.
If you want to convert sigma 0 to gamma 0 (\ Radar \ Radiometric \ convert sigma 0 to gamma 0), DO NOT RECOGNIZE IT, in 1C and 1D formats. The angle of incidence is not in the metadata. Calculating the local angle of incidence for the L1C and L1D would not be straightforward, and could be done with calculations that consider orbital geometry. Errors also occur with 1A SLC formats, which cannot be orthorectified. Polarimetric analysis can be started, but it is impossible to correct geometrically. For SNAP to read the 1A SLC, all the incident angle files and NES0 files must be removed from the “Data” directory and copied elsewhere, otherwise, SNAP gets confused and reads it wrong. That is, you just must leave the SLC images with their associated XML. But after all, analysis is one frustration after another. Does anyone have any suggestions for these problems? I need to solve two main issues:
I need the L1A SLCs to be able to apply the polarimetric algorithms and obtain for example the classification maps that would remain in slant-range geometry (they would not be geocoded), and
On the other hand, you would need the incidence angles to be able to calculate the Gamma on the one hand and to do the orthorectification of both the Gamma and the results of the polarimetric classification (which would be in slant-range geometry).