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Hyperspectral architecture study for land management
Author(s): Timothy N. Miller; Raymond M. Bell; Douglas B. Helmuth; David A Bennett; Christopher A Lentz
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Paper Abstract

Remote-sensing hyperspectral sensors operating in the reflective bands offer the opportunity to vastly improve land management worldwide by providing continuous coverage and continuity of satellite capability. We assess the requirements for such sensors that will provide the needed revisit rates, coverage and imaging performance. From these requirements we select a range of potential system-level architectures, and derive their constellations, including orbital parameters and the number of needed satellites. We further discuss how the initial requirements drive the architecture parameters and performance. We demonstrate that a single satellite will not meet the current needs of the environmental sensing community, rather a constellation of multiple operational satellites is required for desirable worldwide land management missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7474, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII, 74741J (22 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830641
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy N. Miller, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)
Raymond M. Bell, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)
Douglas B. Helmuth, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)
David A Bennett, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)
Christopher A Lentz, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7474:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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