Optical Payloads for Space Missions

  • 19h 31m
  • Shen-En Qian (ed)
  • John Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • 2016

Optical Payloads for Space Missions is a comprehensive collection of optical spacecraft payloads with contributions by leading international rocket-scientists and instrument builders.

  • Covers various applications, including earth observation, communications, navigation, weather, and science satellites and deep space exploration
  • Each chapter covers one or more specific optical payload
  • Contains a review chapter which provides readers with an overview on the background, current status, trends, and future prospects of the optical payloads
  • Provides information on the principles of the optical spacecraft payloads, missions’ background, motivation and challenges, as well as the scientific returns, benefits and applications

About the Editor

Shen-En Qian is a senior scientist and technical authority at the Canadian Space Agency. He is an internationally recognized expert in optical spacecraft payloads, space technologies for satellite missions and deep space exploration, remote sensing, satellite signal processing and enhancement, on-board satellite data compression, data handling and international standards for spacecraft data systems. He has 30 years experience in these areas. He holds 17 patents in U.S., Europe, Canada and Australia. Dr. Qian is the sole author of three reference books on optical satellites and their signal processing and a co-author of four other books. He has published 100+ scientific papers and produced 100 unpublished proprietary technical reports. Dr. Qian is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the International Society of Optics and Photonics Engineering (SPIE). He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. He is an adjunct professor at York University.

In this Book

  • Review of Spaceborne Optical Payloads
  • Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean on the International Space Station
  • Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on Terra and Aqua Missions
  • Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer for Ocean Colour Onboard ENVISAT
  • Visible and Near-Infrared Imaging Spectrometer aboard Chinese Chang'E 3 Spacecraft
  • Hyperspectral Imager Onboard Indian Mini Satellite-1
  • Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program – A German Hyperspectral Mission
  • Hyperspectral Payload for Italian PRISMA Programme
  • Hyperspectral Imager Suite (HISUI)—Japanese Spaceborne Hyperspectral Imager for Resource and Environmental Mapping
  • Ocean and Land Color Imager on Sentinel-3
  • SHALOM – A Commercial Hyperspectral Space Mission
  • Hyperspectral and Luminescence Observer for Mars
  • Infrared Scanner aboard Chinese Small Satellite Constellation for Environment and Disaster Monitoring and Forecasting
  • MUX Multispectral Imager for CBERS 3&4 Satellite Series
  • Multispectral Camera onboard Indian Mini Satellite-1
  • Wide Field Imaging Camera for CBERS 3&4 Satellite Series
  • FORMOSAT-2 Quick Imaging
  • Wind Imaging Interferometer on NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite
  • ACE-FTS Optical Payload on Canadian Science Satellite SCISAT—After 10 Years on-Orbit
  • Cross-Track Infrared Sounder Flying on NOAA/NASA Joint Polar Satellite System
  • Optical Payloads Onboard Japanese Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite
  • GIFTS—Revolutionary Observations for Weather, Chemistry, and Climate Applications
  • Canadian Mars Phoenix Lidar
  • Laser Altimeter Onboard Chinese Chang'E 1 Orbiter
  • Canadian ASTRO-H Metrology System
  • Atmospheric Lidar ATLID onboard EarthCARE Mission
  • Small Optical Transponder for Small Satellite Data Transmission
  • UV-Visible-NIR Spectrophotometer on Canadian Science Satellite SCISAT
  • Payload aboard Terra Satellite for Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere
  • Optical Payload onboard the International Space Station for Solar Spectral Irradiance Measurements
  • Optical Spectrograph and Infrared Imager System for Measurements of Atmospheric Composition and Emissions
  • Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer on Sentinel-3
  • High Performance Miniaturized Spectrometers for Low-Cost Space Platforms
  • Optical Payload of Canadian Sapphire Space Surveillance Mission
  • JWST Fine Guidance Sensor and Near-Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph
  • Optical Space Equipments Using Commercial off-the-Shelf Devices
  • Focal Plane Arrays for Optical Payloads
  • Lunar Imaging Sensor on Chinese Chang'E Mission
  • BRITE-Constellation—Astronomy Nanosatellites
  • Next-Generation for Earth Monitoring and Observation – Aerosol Monitor
  • Next-Generation for Earth Monitoring and Observation – High Definition Imaging and Video of Earth
  • Optical Payloads on Microsatellites Hodoyoshi and UNIFORM