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The European Airborne Remote Sensing Capabilities (EARSEC) is a programme aiming to establish an independent European state of the art capability in remote sensing for a wide range of applications. The core instrument of its optical component is an imaging spectrometer (DAIS 7915) operated by DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, in collaboration with JRC. This 79 channel high resolution imaging spectrometer covers the 0.4 to 12.3 micron wavelength range with a spectral resolution varying from 16 to 2000 nm. Operated from a Dornier 228 aircraft, the spatial resolution can vary between 3 and 15 m. The instrument is calibrated and improved at DLR and should be operational in 1995 for campaigns over Europe. The electro-optical (EO) processor will generate four levels of products, from simple ingestion, to calibration into physical units of radiance, to geolocation and geocoding. Collaborations are foreseen with European groups operating other advanced optical sensors such as the Italian LARA project, operating the MIVIS (IS comparable to the DAIS), and DLR, operating the ROSIS (developed for marine applications, covering the 430-850 nm region). The EO processor could be adapted in the future to handle other IS data.

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Authors: CARRERE V ET AL., JRC Ispra (IT);OERTEL D, DLR Institute for Optoelectronics, Wessling (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: AeroSense '95, Orlando (US), April 17-21, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38947 ORA
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