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Small Satellites for Earth Observation

Small Satellites for Earth Observation Author Rainer Sandau
ISBN-10 140206943X
Release 2008-04-18
Pages 406
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The 6th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, initiated by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), was again hosted by DLR, the German Aerospace Center. The participation of scientists, engineers, and managers from 24 countries reflected the high interest in the use of small satellites for dedicated missions applied to Earth observation. The contributions showed that dedicated Earth observation missions cover a wide range of very different tasks.



The Role of Small Satellites in NASA and NOAA Earth Observation Programs

The Role of Small Satellites in NASA and NOAA Earth Observation Programs Author Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications
ISBN-10 9780309069823
Release 2000-04-12
Pages 104
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Remote observations of Earth from space serve an extraordinarily broad range of purposes, resulting in extraordinary demands on those at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and elsewhere who must decide how to execute them. In research, Earth observations promise large volumes of data to a variety of disciplines with differing needs for measurement type, simultaneity, continuity, and long-term instrument stability. Operational needs, such as weather forecasting, add a distinct set of requirements for continual and highly reliable monitoring of global conditions. The Role of Small Satelites in NASA and NOAA Earth Observation Porgrams confronts these diverse requirements and assesses how they might be met by small satellites. In the past, the preferred architecture for most NASA and NOAA missions was a single large spacecraft platform containing a sophisticated suite of instruments. But the recognition in other areas of space research that cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and robustness may be enhanced by using small spacecraft has raised questions about this philosophy of Earth observation. For example, NASA has already abandoned its original plan for a follow-on series of major platforms in its Earth Observing System. This study finds that small spacecraft can play an important role in Earth observation programs, providing to this field some of the expected benefits that are normally associated with such programs, such as rapid development and lower individual mission cost. It also identifies some of the programmatic and technical challenges associated with a mission composed of small spacecraft, as well as reasons why more traditional, larger platforms might still be preferred. The reasonable conclusion is that a systems-level examination is required to determine the optimum architecture for a given scientific and/or operational objective. The implied new challenge is for NASA and NOAA to find intra- and interagency planning mechanisms that can achieve the most appropriate and cost-effective balance among their various requirements.



Small Satellite Missions for Earth Observation

Small Satellite Missions for Earth Observation Author Rainer Sandau
ISBN-10 3642035019
Release 2010-01-23
Pages 455
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This book was compiled from contributions given at the 7th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, May 4–8, 2009, Berlin (IAA – International Academy of Astronautics). From the 15 sessions for oral presentations and two poster sessions, 52 contributions were selected which are representative for the new developments and trends in the area of small satellites for Earth observation. They re ect the potentials of a diversity of missions and related technologies. This may be based on national projects or international co-operations, single satellites of constellations, pico-, nano-, micro- or mini-satellites, developed by companies, research institutions or agencies. The main focus is on new missions to monitor our Earth’s resources (Part I), and the environment in which our Earth is emb- ded (Part II). Part III deals with distributed space systems, a unique feature of small satellites and in most cases impractical to do with large satellites. Here we concentrate on constellations of satellites with focus on future missions relying on co-operating satellites. For all the new developments and projects we need well e- cated specialists coming from the universities. Many universities included already the development and implementation of small satellites in their curriculum. The u- versity satellites chapter (Part IV) shows the high quality which is already reached by some of the universities worldwide.



Small Satellites for Earth Observation

Small Satellites for Earth Observation Author Hans-Peter Röser
ISBN-10 9783110919806
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 459
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Der vorliegende Band präsentiert ausgewählte Beiträge des 5. IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation. Die von der International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) mit Sitz in Paris organisierte Tagung fand vom 4.-8. April 2005 in Berlin statt. Gastgeber war das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt , Berlin.



International Study on Cost Effective Earth Observation Missions

International Study on Cost Effective Earth Observation Missions Author Rainer Sandau
ISBN-10 0415391369
Release 2006-03-09
Pages 160
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It is within the means of many nations to conduct or participate in cost-effective Earth observation missions. This study provides a definition of cost-effective Earth observation missions and information about background material and organizational support. It discusses cost drivers and provides advice on achieving cost-effective missions and discusses training and education. The conclusions and recommendations range from more general factors, which drive the small satellite mission activities, to visions of future cost-effective Earth observation missions. Complementary to large complex missions, small satellite missions have specific advantages: more frequent missions opportunities and therefore faster return of science and application data, a larger variety of missions and greater diversification of potential users; more rapid expansion of the technical and/or scientific knowledge base; greater involvement of local and small industry. This volume will prove to be a useful source of information to governments, space agencies, academia, and industry.



Advances in Earth Observation of Global Change

Advances in Earth Observation of Global Change Author Emilio Chuvieco
ISBN-10 9048190851
Release 2010-08-04
Pages 283
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Global Change studies are increasingly being considered a vital source of information to understand the Earth Environment, in particular in the framework of human-induced climate change and land use transformation. Satellite Earth Observing systems provide a unique tool to monitor those changes. While the range of applications and innovative techniques is constantly increasing, this book provides a summary of key case studies where satellite data offer critical information to understand the causes and effects of those environmental changes, minimizing their negative impacts. This book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field of remote sensing, geographical information, meteorology and environmental sciences. Also scientists and graduate up to post-graduate level students in environmental science will find valuable information in this book.



Distributed Space Missions for Earth System Monitoring

Distributed Space Missions for Earth System Monitoring Author Marco D'Errico
ISBN-10 9781461445418
Release 2012-09-14
Pages 678
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This title analyzes distributed Earth observation missions from different perspectives. In particular, the issues arising when the payloads are distributed on different satellites are considered from both the theoretical and practical points of view. Moreover, the problems of designing, measuring, and controlling relative trajectories are thoroughly presented in relation to theory and applicable technologies. Then, the technological challenges to design satellites able to support such missions are tackled. An ample and detailed description of missions and studies complements the book subject.



Advances in Computer Systems Architecture

Advances in Computer Systems Architecture Author Thambipillai Srikanthan
ISBN-10 3540296433
Release 2005-10-13
Pages 833
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th Asia-Pacific Computer Systems Architecture Conference, ACSAC 2005, held in Singapore in October 2005. The 65 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 173 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on energy efficient and power aware techniques, methodologies and architectures for application-specific systems, processor architectures and microarchitectures, high-reliability and fault-tolerant architectures, compiler and OS for emerging architectures, data value predictions, reconfigurable computing systems and polymorphic architectures, interconnect networks and network interfaces, parallel architectures and computation models, hardware-software partitioning, verification, and testing of complex architectures, architectures for secured computing, simulation and performance evaluation, architectures for emerging technologies and applications, and memory systems hierarchy and management.



Space Security and Global Cooperation

Space Security and Global Cooperation Author Ajey Lele
ISBN-10 8171887414
Release 2009
Pages 264
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Transcripts of papers presented at the Conference on Space Security during 13-14 Nov., 2007 at IDSA, New Delhi organized by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analsyses, New Delhi in collaboration with the Centre for Defence and International SecurityStudies, United Kingdom.



Bistatic Radars

Bistatic Radars Author Mikhail Cherniakov
ISBN-10 0470985747
Release 2008-10-13
Pages 406
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The impact of bistatic radar technology on remote sensing is increasing as bistatic systems cross the theoretical threshold into practical embodiment. The wide spectrum of radar applications, including space exploration, defence, transport, aerospace, and meteorology, provides persistent impetus for this progress. This book is dedicated to the more advanced studies in bistatic radar which are currently the subject of intensive research activity and development. With contributions from the leading experts in the field of bistatic radar research, this book collates the latest developments in the field focusing particularly on bistatic synthetic aperture radar (BSAR) and passive bistatic radar systems (PBRS). Within these two areas the text: addresses the main BSAR topologies: spaceborne BSAR, airborne BSAR and space-surface BSAR; analyses the resurgent interest in, and practical applications of, PBRS; introduces passive BSAR technology; covers research of systems used in aircraft detection and tracking, and passive radar remote sensing of the ionosphere and the upper atmosphere. Bistatic Radar: Emerging Technology is an invaluable resource for practising engineers and researchers involved in the design and implementation of advanced bistatic radar systems in aerospace, communications, defence, transport and meteorology. Following on from Bistatic Radar: Principles and Practice it is also a comprehensive reference on the latest research for postgraduate students taking specialist courses in radar technology.



Smaller Satellites Bigger Business

Smaller Satellites  Bigger Business Author Michael J Rycroft
ISBN-10 9789401730082
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 494
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Y. Fujimori, Symposium Programme Committee Chair, and Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: [email protected] M.Rycroft, Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: [email protected] N. Crosby, International Space University e-mail: [email protected] For the sixth annual ISU Symposium the theme was "Smaller Satellites: Bigger Business? Concepts, Applications and Markets for Micro/Nanosatellites in a New Information World". Thus, the Symposium addressed the crucial question: are small satellites the saviour of space programmes around the world It did this from the unique perspective of the International Space today? University - the interdisciplinary, international and intercultural perspective. This Symposium brought together a variety of people working on small satellites - engineers, scientists, planners, providers, operators, policy makers and business executives, together with representatives from regulatory bodies, from national and international organizations, and from the finance sector, and also entrepreneurs. Discussion and debate were encouraged, based on the papers presented and those published here.



Assessment of NASA s Plans for Post 2002 Earth Observing Missions

Assessment of NASA s Plans for Post 2002 Earth Observing Missions Author Space Studies Board
ISBN-10 9780309122306
Release 1999-01-15
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Satellite Earth Observations and Their Impact on Society and Policy

Satellite Earth Observations and Their Impact on Society and Policy Author Masami Onoda
ISBN-10 9811037124
Release 2017-06-27
Pages 221
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The result of a workshop bringing together an international advisory board of experts in science, satellite technologies, industry innovations, and public policy, this book addresses the current and future roles of satellite Earth observations in solving large-scale environmental problems. The book showcases the results of engaging distinct communities to enhance our ability to identify emerging problems and to administer international regimes created to solve them. It also reviews the work of the Policy and Earth Observation Innovation Cycle (PEOIC) project, an effort aimed at assessing the impact of satellite observations on environmental policy and to propose a mission going forward that would launch an “innovation cycle”. The achievements of such a mission would feed back to innovations in next-generation observation technology, thus contributing to global policy demand for policy-relevant information. This book is open access under a CC BY license.



Remote Sensing and Atmospheric Ozone

Remote Sensing and Atmospheric Ozone Author Arthur Philip Cracknell
ISBN-10 9783642103346
Release 2012-06-21
Pages 662
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The destruction of the ozone layer, together with global warming, is one of the hot environmental topics of today. This book examines the effect of human activities on atmospheric ozone, namely the increase of tropospheric ozone and the general diminution of stratospheric ozone and the production of the Antarctic ozone hole. Also discussed is the role of remote sensing techniques in the understanding of the effects of human activities on atmospheric ozone as well as in the development of social and political awareness of the damage to the ozone layer by man-made chemicals, principally CFCs. This led to the formulation and ratification in 1989 of the Montreal Protocol on controlling/banning the manufacture and use of chemicals that damage the ozone layer. Since then, remote sensing has played a key role in monitoring atmospheric ozone concentration and determining the success of the Montreal Protocol in protecting the ozone layer from further damage. In this book, the renowned authors discuss the sophisticated instruments that have been launched into space to study not only ozone but also other trace gases in the atmosphere, some of which play a key role in the generation and destruction of ozone in the atmosphere. Professors Cracknell and Varotsos also examine the satellite-flown instruments which are involved in monitoring the absorption of solar ultraviolet light in the atmosphere in relation both to the generation and destruction of ozone and consequently to human health. This scholarly book, written by the foremost experts in the field, looks at remote sensing and its employment in the various aspects of ozone science. It is widely acknowledged that global warming, due to anthropogenic greenhouse gases emissions, represents a threat to the sustainability of human life on Earth. However, many other threats are potentially just as serious, including atmospheric pollution, ozone depletion, water pollution, the degradation of agricultural land, deforestation, the depletion of the world's mineral resources and population growth.



Optical Payloads for Space Missions

Optical Payloads for Space Missions Author Shen-En Qian
ISBN-10 9781118945148
Release 2015-12-07
Pages 948
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A comprehensive reference covering optical payloads in space missions, with contributions from global experts ∗ Covers various applications, including earth observation, communications, navigation, weather, and science satellites and deep space exploration ∗ Each chapter covers one or more specific optical payload ∗ Contains a review chapter which provides readers with an overview on the background, current status, trends and future prospects of optical payloads



Global Change Research and NASA s Earth Observing System

Global Change Research and NASA s Earth Observing System Author
ISBN-10 UCR:31210024829176
Release 1993
Pages 45
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Assessment of Satellite Earth Observation Programs 1991

Assessment of Satellite Earth Observation Programs 1991 Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Earth Studies
ISBN-10 NAP:12922
Release 1991
Pages 67
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