Spectral and spatial resolution of Sentinel-3 satellite will be simulated by airborne remote sensing data that simultaneously will be acquired with in-situ data.
Remote sensing is the science of acquiring information about the Earth's surface without being in contact with it. In airborne remote sensing, sensors are mounted on an aircraft to obtain the images on the Earth's surface.
Remote sensing data will be collected with the IES's Airborne Surveillance and Environment Monitoring System ARSENAL.ARSENAL combines nine, mutually integrated spectral imaging sensors and operates in a spectral range from 280nm to 12 000nm. The system is capable of acquiring data in 721 spectral bands. It is embedded in a twin engine Britten Norman Defender aircraft BN-2T-4S. More about the ARSENAL
The simulation of Sentinel-3 data and testing of different hyperspectral algorithms for water quality monitoring will be carried out using hyperspectral sensor in a spectral range of 380-1050nm and a high-resolution 60 megapixel RGB camera. The spectral bands of the hyperspectral sensor will be programmed with a view to simulate the Sentinel-3 satellite bands. As well as to ensure adequancies of airborne remote sensing simultaneously the in-situ data will be acquired.