Walter, I. and Brieß, K. and Bärwald, W. and Skrbek, W. and Schrandt, F. (2003) The BIRD payload platform. In: Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI, 4881, pp. 460-471. SPIE Bellingham, WA. 9th International Symposium on Remote Sensing, 22-27 September 2002, Aghia Pelagia, Crete, Greece. ISBN 0-8194-4663-7.
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For hot spot events as forest fires, volcanic activity or burning oil spills and coal seams a dedicate dspace instrumentation does 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 a contingent of over 30% for the scientific instruments. The main payload of the BIRD micro-satellite is the newly developed Hot Spot Recognition System. It's a dual-channel instrument for middle and thermal IR imagery based on cooled MCT line detectors. The miniaturization by integrated detector/cooler assemblies provides a highly efficient design. A complement for the hot spot detection is the wide-angle stereo-scanner WAOSS-B. It is a hardware re-use dedicated to vegetation and cloud assessment in the visible spectral range. 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.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2002, monograph_id=4881-61,|
|Title:||The BIRD payload platform|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI|
|Page Range:||pp. 460-471|
|Publisher:||SPIE Bellingham, WA|
|Series Name:||Proceedings of SPIE|
|Keywords:||Hot spot detection, micro-satellite, cooled infrared detector, platform technology, in-flight calibration|
|Event Title:||9th International Symposium on Remote Sensing, 22-27 September 2002, Aghia Pelagia, Crete, Greece|
|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 19:11|
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