CEOS Instrument: High Sensitivity Camera

Agency: CONAE
Mission: SAC-D/Aquarius
Type:Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer
Description:High Sensitivity Camera (HSC) measures top of atmosphere radiance in the VIS spectral range measured by a high sensitivity sensor detects: urban lights, electric storms, polar regions, snow cover, forest fires, sea survilleance
Spatial Resolution: 200 - 300 m
Swath Width: 1600 km
Wavebands: PAN (VIR-NIR): 450 - 900 nm
Technology: Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer
Description: Instrument designed to address more objectives by appropriate blending of the characteristics of spectral coverage and resolution, spatial resolution, radiometric accuracy, etc.. Spectral coverage in bands of Vis, NIR, SWIR, MWIR and TIR (0.4-15 Ám). Number of channels from a few to a few tens, separated by dichroics and filters. Channel bandwidths around 10 %. Spatial resolution typically 30m-3 km. Applicable in LEO and GEO.

Measurement List:

  Snow cover
  Fire area
  Lightning detection

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18