High-Resolution Remote Sensing for Earth Observation
High-Resolution Remote Sensing for Earth
TS Infosystems, Inc.
4200 Forbes Blvd, Suite 100
Lanham, MD 20706
Warren A. Hovis (301-731-4080)
ARC -- NAS2-12815
The proposed effort was to design an optical sensor that would demonstrate the
capability of linear detector arrays, coupled with a suitable telescope, to provide
2.5 meter spatial resolution from spacecraft altitudes. The two most difficult problems
in building such a sensor are to arrange several detector arrays so that they appear
to be contiguous and aligned and to design a collector telescope to image a reasonably
wide swath width on the arrays with optical quality to match the required resolution.
The Phase I effort was to carry out the design, including the positioning of the
filters that will define the spectral bandpass, and to produce plans that could be
used to fabricate a breadboard for aircraft testing of the concept. Off-the-shelf
arrays, now being manufactured in the US, were to be used, and it was planned to
explore several options for the telescope. This project was terminated upon the departure
of the principle investigator from the company.
Potential Commercial Application:
Potential Commercial Application: The technique of butting several arrays could be
of use to industrial applications of detector arrays.