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First aircraft test results of a compact, low cost hyperspectral imager for earth observation from space
Author(s): B. T. G. de Goeij; G. C. J. Otter; J. M. O. van Wakeren; J. P. Veefkind; T. Vlemmix; X. Ge; P. F. Levelt; B. P. F. Dirks; P. M. Toet; L. F. van der Wal; R. Jansen

Paper Abstract

In recent years TNO has investigated and developed different innovative opto-mechanical designs to realize advanced spectrometers for space applications in a more compact and cost-effective manner. This offers multiple advantages: a compact instrument can be flown on a much smaller platform or as add-on on a larger platform; a low-cost instrument opens up the possibility to fly multiple instruments in a satellite constellation, improving both global coverage and temporal sampling (e.g. multiple overpasses per day to study diurnal processes); in this way a constellation of low-cost instruments may provide added value to the larger scientific and operational satellite missions (e.g. the Copernicus Sentinel missions); a small, lightweight spectrometer can easily be mounted on a small aircraft or high-altitude UAV (offering high spatial resolution).

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2017
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10562, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016, 105621N (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2296068
Show Author Affiliations
B. T. G. de Goeij, TNO (Netherlands)
G. C. J. Otter, TNO (Netherlands)
J. M. O. van Wakeren, TNO (Netherlands)
J. P. Veefkind, KNMI (Netherlands)
TU Delft (Netherlands)
T. Vlemmix, TU Delft (Netherlands)
X. Ge, TU Delft (Netherlands)
P. F. Levelt, KNMI (Netherlands)
TU Delft (Netherlands)
B. P. F. Dirks, TNO (Netherlands)
P. M. Toet, TNO (Netherlands)
L. F. van der Wal, TNO (Netherlands)
R. Jansen, TNO (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10562:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016
Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas; Zoran Sodnik, Editor(s)

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