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APEX: current status of the airborne dispersive pushbroom imaging spectrometer
Author(s): Jens Nieke; Klaus I. Itten; Johannes W. Kaiser; Daniel R. Schlapfer; Jason Brazile; Walter Debruyn; Koen Meuleman; Pieter B. Kempeneers; Andreas Neukom; Hans Feusi; Peter Adolph; Renzo Moser; Thomas Schilliger; Marie van Quickelberghe; John Alder; Dominique Mollet; Lieve De Vos; Peter Kohler; Markus Meng; Jens Piesbergen; Peter Strobl; Michael E. Schaepman; Jose Gavira; Gerd Joachim Ulbrich; Roland Meynart
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Paper Abstract

Recently, a joint Swiss/Belgian initiative started a project to build a new generation airborne imaging spectrometer, namely APEX (Airborne Prism Experiment) under the ESA funding scheme named PRODEX. APEX is a dispersive pushbroom imaging spectrometer operating in the spectral range between 380 - 2500 nm. The spectral resolution will be better then 10 nm in the SWIR and < 5 nm in the VNIR range of the solar reflected range of the spectrum. The total FOV will be ± 14 deg, recording 1000 pixels across track with max. 300 spectral bands simultaneously. APEX is subdivided into an industrial team responsible for the optical instrument, the calibration homebase, and the detectors, and a science and operational team, responsible for the processing and archiving of the imaging spectrometer data, as well as for its operation. APEX is in its design phase and the instrument will be operationally available to the user community in the year 2006.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5542, Earth Observing Systems IX, (26 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.561430
Show Author Affiliations
Jens Nieke, Univ. Zurich (Switzerland)
Klaus I. Itten, Univ. Zurich (Switzerland)
Johannes W. Kaiser, Univ. Zurich (Switzerland)
Daniel R. Schlapfer, Univ. Zurich (Switzerland)
Jason Brazile, Univ. Zurich (Switzerland)
Walter Debruyn, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (Belgium)
Koen Meuleman, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (Belgium)
Pieter B. Kempeneers, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (Belgium)
Andreas Neukom, HTS AG (Switzerland)
Hans Feusi, HTS AG (Switzerland)
Peter Adolph, HTS AG (Switzerland)
Renzo Moser, HTS AG (Switzerland)
Thomas Schilliger, HTS AG (Switzerland)
Marie van Quickelberghe, OIP Sensor Systems (Belgium)
John Alder, OIP Sensor Systems (Belgium)
Dominique Mollet, OIP Sensor Systems (Belgium)
Lieve De Vos, OIP Sensor Systems (Belgium)
Peter Kohler, Netcetera AG (Switzerland)
Markus Meng, Netcetera AG (Switzerland)
Jens Piesbergen, Netcetera AG (Switzerland)
Peter Strobl, DLR (Germany)
Michael E. Schaepman, Wageningen Univ. (Netherlands)
Jose Gavira, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Gerd Joachim Ulbrich, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Roland Meynart, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5542:
Earth Observing Systems IX
William L. Barnes; James J. Butler, Editor(s)

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