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Computer simulation of a small satellite sensor for forestry applications
Author(s): Marie-Jose Montpetit; Perdeep Kumar Bharadwaj
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Paper Abstract

The need for low-cost, high quality and application-targeted spaceborne sensing is rapidly gaining in prominence. In response to this need, Spar Aerospace Limited is a major contributor to PROGERT, a Quebec-Government funded project to enhance remote sensing services to the provincial forestry user community. The computer simulation of advanced electro-optical concepts is being performed at Spar in PROGERT and applied to the development of a new satellite imaging instrument. As part of the overall design strategy, Spar is developing a model, based on forest physical parameters and standard sensor sub-systems. The purpose of this model is to explore system-level trade-offs in the early design phases thus reducing costly hardware development. In particular, the use of this model allows optimal specification of data acquisition parameters within the constraints of mission and end-user requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1938, Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometric Calibration, and Processing of Remotely Sensed Data, (15 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161554
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Marie-Jose Montpetit, Spar Aerospace Ltd. (Canada)
Perdeep Kumar Bharadwaj, Spar Aerospace Ltd. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1938:
Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometric Calibration, and Processing of Remotely Sensed Data
Pat S. Chavez; Robert A. Schowengerdt, Editor(s)

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