Walter, I. and Brieß, K. and Bärwald, W. and Skrbek, W. and Schrandt, F. (2002) The BIRD payload platform. SITEF 2002, International Fair of Innovation and Future Technologies, 23 - 26 October, 2002, Toulouse, France.
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For hot spot events as forest fires, volcanic activity or burning oil spills and coal seams a dedicated space instrumentation doeas not exist. With its successful launch end of October 2001 with the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle the German Aerospace Center starts closing this gap with the micro-satellite mission BIRD. As space segment serves a three-axis stabilized satellite of 92 kg including an contingent of over 30% for the scientific instruments. The main payload consists of a bi-spectral pushbroom scanner operating in the middle and thermal infrared spectral range. It is combined with a VIS/ NIR pushbroom scanner and a panchromatic channel with higher geometrical resolution. Besides the main objective of hot spot detection the mission has to answer several technological questions of the operation of cooled detectors in space, special aspects of their adaptation to the satellite platform as well as their calibration. After 2000 orbits the scientific payload works well and showed remarkable results already.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Title:||The BIRD payload platform|
|Keywords:||Hot spot Detection, micro-satellite, cooled infrared detector, platform technology, in-flight calibration|
|Event Title:||SITEF 2002, International Fair of Innovation and Future Technologies, 23 - 26 October, 2002, Toulouse, France|
|Organizer:||Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Toulouse|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung|
|Deposited By:||Ute Dombrowski|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 19:10|
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