Advanced Laser Ranging Technologies for Altimetry

01.06.2014 - 31.05.2016
Forschungsförderungsprojekt

The general project goals, as defined in the ESA ITT 1-7483, are to
• Review of requirements and technologies for laser altimetry for earth observation, with
an emphasis on vegetation height measurements using photon counting techniques.
• The main objective is to manufacture and demonstrate a laser altimeter breadboard
implementing novel technologies and ranging techniques that shall be used in future
Earth Observation(EO) Laser Altimetry missions.
• The breadboard design, manufacture and testing shall be representative of a future EO
instrument dedicated to vegetation height measurements. Different technologies shall
be assessed and experimentally validated.
• The breadboard shall apply a multi-kHz single photon counting technique and make
use of multi-beams for area observation.
• Ability to measure real vegetation height shall be demonstrated.
• The consortium will provide a technology and implementation roadmap for future EO
missions

Personen

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Projektmitarbeiter_innen

Institut

Förderungsmittel

  • Europäische Weltraumorganisation ESA (Internationale Förderung und Mischformen) Fördergeber Europäische Weltraumorganisation ESA Reichweite Internationale Förderung und Mischformen Projekttyp Forschungsförderungsprojekt Ausschreibungskennung ESA ITT AO 1-7483/13/NL/CP

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Energy and Environment

Schlagwörter

DeutschEnglisch
AltimetrieAltimetry
ErdbeobachtungEarth Observation
VegetationVegetation
LASERLaser
Photonenphotons

Externe Partner_innen

  • Cosine research bv