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The smart Landsat project
Author(s): John Bolton; Wim H. Bakker
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a conceptual system design by which the requirements of the Landsat mission, or Sentinel-2, or potential commercial missions may be accomplished and extended. For simplicity, I will just refer to Landsat or Smart Landsat (SL). These new methods enable the Landsat system to significantly increase the quality of the information acquired while meeting all of the requirements of the Landsat Mission. The key difference between the old and new Landsat system designs is in the data acquisition strategy. The traditional Landsat acquires images of all the Earth’s surface it passes over. This means that the vast majority of the data is redundant as most of the surface had not changed since the previous data acquisition. The Smart Landsat (SL) employs active data acquisition rather than passive. This means that it only acquires data from areas that are changing. In other words, it acquires Information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11151, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXIII, 1115120 (10 October 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2531621
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John Bolton, Full Spectral Imaging (United States)
Wim H. Bakker, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11151:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXIII
Steven P. Neeck; Philippe Martimort; Toshiyoshi Kimura, Editor(s)

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