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The Ocean and Land Colour Imager (OLCI) for the Sentinel 3 GMES Mission: status and first test results
Author(s): Jens Nieke; Franck Borde; Constantin Mavrocordatos; Bruno Berruti; Yves Delclaud; Jean Bernard Riti; Thierry Garnier
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Paper Abstract

The Ocean and Land Colour Imager (OLCI) is a high accuracy visible spectral imager selected as optical payload for the Sentinel 3 component of the GMES mission, to provide climatological data continuity with the previous ESA Envisat missions. OLCI is based on the very successful opto-mechanical and imaging design of MERIS. The instrument is a quasi-autonomous, self contained, visible-NIR push-broom imaging spectrometer and incorporates significant improvements when compared to MERIS. The paper highlights the technical and programmatic challenges of the project, first results from the EM test activities and a projected flight model performance summary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8528, Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization II, 85280C (28 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.977247
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Jens Nieke, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Franck Borde, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Constantin Mavrocordatos, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Bruno Berruti, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Yves Delclaud, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Jean Bernard Riti, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Thierry Garnier, Thales Alenia Space (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8528:
Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization II
Haruhisa Shimoda; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Changyong Cao; Xingfa Gu; Choen Kim; A. S. Kiran Kumar, Editor(s)

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