In recent years TNO has investigated and developed different innovative opto-mechanical designs to realize advanced spectrometers for space applications in a more compact and cost-effective manner. This offers multiple advantages: a compact instrument can be flown on a much smaller platform or as add-on on a larger platform; a low-cost instrument opens up the possibility to fly multiple instruments in a satellite constellation, improving both global coverage and temporal sampling (e.g. multiple overpasses per day to study diurnal processes); in this way a constellation of low-cost instruments may provide added value to the larger scientific and operational satellite missions (e.g. the Copernicus Sentinel missions); a small, lightweight spectrometer can easily be mounted on a small aircraft or high-altitude UAV (offering high spatial resolution).
|Title of host publication||International Conference on Space Optics, ICSO 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Sep 2017|
|Event||International Conference on Space Optics, ICSO 2016 - Biarritz, France|
Duration: 18 Oct 2016 → 21 Oct 2016
|Conference||International Conference on Space Optics, ICSO 2016|
|Period||18/10/16 → 21/10/16|