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21 October 2005 Development and observation results of the Earth observation system for stratospheric platform
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Earth observation from the Stratospheric Platform (SPF) has several advantages over traditional airborne or spaceborne observations. Primarily, SPF can continuously monitor a specific area with higher spatial resolution over a longer period of time. We have developed the Earth Observation System for SPF-II (EOSS) for examining the feasibility of observation missions from the SPF and for demonstrating some sensor technologies. EOSS consists of three sensors: Wide-Angle Multi-band Sensor - Visible and Near-Infrared (WAMS-VNIR) for observation of vegetation and aerosol; Wide-Angle Multi-band Sensor - Thermal Infrared (WAMS-TIR) for monitoring distribution and time variation of land surface temperature; and High Resolution Sensor (HRS) for traffic observation. Observation mission tests were performed in October and November 2004. This paper describes the development of the sensor instruments and the results of SPF-II's Earth-observation mission.
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Yoshihiko Okamura, Hiroko Imai, Marehito Kasahara, Shigeomi Yoshida, and Yoshio Tange "Development and observation results of the Earth observation system for stratospheric platform", Proc. SPIE 5978, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IX, 59780A (21 October 2005);

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