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Optical mapping instrument
Author(s): K. H. Bagot
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Paper Abstract

The Optical Mapping Instrument (OMI) is a space-based Earth observation system being developed to collect data from which medium-scale mapping of high quality can be produced. In this paper, consideration is first given to existing and planned optical Earth observation systems, and it is noted that the topographic mapping market is not well served by these instruments. The requirements of this topographic market are examined, and the specification of an instrument to meet this market demand are derived. A brief overview of the OMI system meeting these requirements is given. Finally, specific aspects of the design concerning optics and detectors are presented in more detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1490, Future European and Japanese Remote-Sensing Sensors and Programs, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46617
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K. H. Bagot, Royal Aerospace Establishment (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1490:
Future European and Japanese Remote-Sensing Sensors and Programs
Philip N. Slater, Editor(s)

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