The DLR Small Satellite Mission BIRD
Brieß, K. and Bärwald, W. and Gerlich, T. and Jahn, H. and Lura, F. and Studemund, F. (2000) The DLR Small Satellite Mission BIRD. Acta Astronautica, 46 (2-6), pp. 111-120.
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The paper describes the DLR small satellite mission BIRD. The BIRD mission is dedicated to hot spot detection and investigation from space by means of new developed infrared array sensors. They are suitable for Earth remote sensing with small satellites. A dedicated two-channel cooled infrared sensor system is developed for hot spot detection and investigation from space. It is combined with a two-channel VIS/NIR sensor system for special questions of the remote sensing of vegetation. The sensor system and data processing algorithms are tested by airborne experiments. Results of the airborne experiments are pointed out in the paper. A specialty of this mission consists in the constraint to implement this payload on a micro satellite suitable for a piggyback launch. So the launch is not a main cost driver as for other small satellite missions with dedicated launchers. The mass of the complete satellite including payload and launch adapter has to be less than 100 kg. To meet the particular requirements of the payload on the spacecraft bus a lot of new developments on component level are done. The paper describes the 3-axis stabilized satellite, the basic spacecraft modes, the mission architecture and the model philosophy within strict design-to-cost constraints.
|Title:||The DLR Small Satellite Mission BIRD|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Acta Astronautica|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 111-120|
|Keywords:||BIRD, small satellite mission, infrared detection, remote sensing, Earth observation|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Space|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Planetary Research > Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung|
Optical Information Systems > Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung
Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > System Conditioning > Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung
Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung
|Deposited By:||elib DLR-Beauftragter|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 18:38|
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