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Record number 400931
Title APEX status pt.1: Instrument Development and Performance
Author(s) Alberti, E.; Dell'Endice, F.; Odorico, P. D'; Hueni, A.; Schaepman, M.E.; Meuleman, K.; Bieseman, J.; Dryemaeker, R.; Sterckx, S.; Adriaensen, S.; Kempenaers, S.; Bomans, B.; Schläpfer, D.; Rezaei, Y.
Source In: Proceedings Hyperspectral 2010 Workshop (SP-683), 17-19 March 2010, Frascati, Italy. - Frascati, Italy : ESA - p. 6 - 6.
Event Frascati, Italy : ESA Hyperspectral 2010 Workshop, 2010-03-17/2010-03-19
Department(s) Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing
PE&RC
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2010
Abstract ESA APEX (Airborne Prism EXperiment) is a project for the realisation of an airborne dispersive pushbroom imaging spectrometer, a dedicated data Processing and Archiving Facility (PAF, hosted at VITO) and a Calibration Home Base (CHB, hosted at DLR) for instrument calibration operation. It has been developed by a joint Swiss-Belgian consortium. The APEX instrument is facing its finalisation phase undergoing intense experimental activities in view of its validation and performance assessment. Environmental tests were executed to simulate flight environment conditions. The first APEX airborne campaign has been held in June 2009 covering a variety of water targets over Switzerland and Belgium. Extensive pre- and postflight characterisation and calibration campaigns were accomplished. Instrument data evaluation, performance analysis and optimisation of the data processing schemes adopted have followed. This paper outlines the activities performed and presents the first products achieved.
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