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European airborne remote sensing capability

Steps have been taken to improve the second geophysical environmental research cooperation (GER II) airborne imaging spectrometer (IS) to the European airborne remote sensing capability (EARSEC) system. The first two flights have taken place with the main purpose of debugging. The airborne optical system calibration laboratory was set up and calibration procedures agreed. Considerable effort was devoted to the development of the EARSEC optical sensor processor system. The first phase of the EARSEC synthetic aperture radar (SAR) processor development was completed and the final requirements and design of the processor were reviewed and approved. The development phase was scheduled and the first prototype version was installed. The prototype version is coded in a computing environment for high performance numeric computation and visualization (Matlab). Data sets acquired in the European microwave signature laboratory (EMSL) and simulated data were used for the testing of the algorithms in the Matlab environment prior to the integration of the modules in the C++ operational version of the system.

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Joint Research Centre, Ispra
21020 Ispra
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