22 September 2009 Hyperspectral architecture study for land management
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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.
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Timothy N. Miller, Raymond M. Bell, Douglas B. Helmuth, David A Bennett, Christopher A Lentz, "Hyperspectral architecture study for land management", Proc. SPIE 7474, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII, 74741J (22 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830641; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.830641
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