Colloquium: Giovanni Paolini (A&S)

22 september 2017 14:00 - Locatie: Lecture room F, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Kluyverweg 1, Delft.

FlySPEX - Channeled Spectropolarimetry for Atmosphere Remote Sensing

Spectropolarimetry is a relatively new alternative in the field of remote sensing for the characterization of aerosol particles and the investigation of cloud properties, which are key factors for the enhancement of climate model's accuracy. FlySPEX is a new concept of miniaturized spectropolarimeter that features an innovative system for the polarimetric information encoding in a very limited volume. The aim of this work is to assess an initial estimation of this instrument's accuracy, to create a pipeline for the data reduction of the signal received and to perform a feasibility study in order to adapt this technology to a small satellite mission. In-lab calibration has been performed and a system engineering approach was adopted for the feasibility study. A 3U CubeSat was selected for this study, where 1U will be occupied by the instrument that will feature up to twenty viewing directions.