22 September 2009 Sustainable satellite constellation development, calibration and on-orbit results
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
A novel and challenging requirement for a satellite constellation was realised in 2002 with the launch of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation. Following six years of operations, demand for the resource continues to grow, requiring the launch of new sensors. This paper explores the past and future capacity of the constellation and the implications on the calibration and validation activities for this multi-sensor system. The launch of three similar satellites with 22m GSD and one satellite with 2.5m GSD to join the existing satellites with 32m GSD creates complications for the calibration procedures and operational scenarios proposed for the future system. This analysis is performed to guarantee the full utilisation of the constellation to satisfy the requirements of data users. The implications of the broad application of standardised calibration procedures within the context of diverse satellite sensors are considered. The operational scenarios of the constellation are evaluated along with the planned calibration regimes to be conducted in the interests of data continuity. The new sensor designs are compared to analyse the impact on calibration and validation activities.
© (2009) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
O. Hawkins, O. Hawkins, L. Sills, L. Sills, S. Mackin, S. Mackin, } "Sustainable satellite constellation development, calibration and on-orbit results", Proc. SPIE 7474, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII, 74740A (22 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.831417; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.831417
PROCEEDINGS
11 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

In orbit response versus scan angle (RVS) validation for the...
Proceedings of SPIE (September 07 2018)
Day/Night Band Imager for a CubeSat
Proceedings of SPIE (October 23 2012)
PN CCD camera for XMM and ABRIXAS design of...
Proceedings of SPIE (October 22 1999)
Best source for GOES imager scan-mirror emissivity data
Proceedings of SPIE (September 07 2006)

Back to Top