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).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Space Optics, ICSO 2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781510616134
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2017
EventInternational Conference on Space Optics, ICSO 2016 - Biarritz, France
Duration: 18 Oct 201621 Oct 2016


ConferenceInternational Conference on Space Optics, ICSO 2016

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