SENSORS & SENSOR SUITES

airborne and ground-based

QCLs
IMU/GPS
ON-BOARD INFRASTRUCTURE
OTHER AIRBORNE
GPS Base

LiDAR

 

 

Full waveform scanning LiDAR RIEGL Q560

(up to 240kHz pulse rate, operating at 1550nm)

 

Full waveform scanning LiDAR RIEGL Q680i-S

(up to 400kHz pulse rate, operating at 1064nm)

 

Bathymetric scanning LiDAR RIEGL VQ820G

(operating at 532nm)

 

 

HYPERSPECTRAL & SPECTRAL

 

Hyper-spectral scanner SPECIM EAGLE II

(optimised ARA version, VNIR 400-1000nm, up to 488 bands, 1024 pixels/line)

 

Hyper-spectral scanner SPECIM HAWK

(optimised ARA version, SWIR 970-2500nm, up to 254 bands, 320 pixels/line)

 

Tri-spectral imager MosaicMill CANON 6D

(red, green, nir - mainly for ndvi - 21 MPix)

 

Tri-spectral scanner ARA/AWI TSLS

(red, green, nir - mainly for ndvi - 2048 cross-track pixels, 50lps)

 

Single Band line scanner RUNNER

( single band btw 390 and 1050nm - 2048 cross-track pixels, >1KH lps )

 

MICROWAVE

 

Passive microwave L-Band radiometry

(for soil moisture, sea surface / river salinity)

 

Passive microwave P-, Ka- Ku-Band radiometry

(for soil moisture, sea surface / river salinity)

 

Active L-Band microwave SAR, InSAR

(for high-res soil moisture, salinity, vegetation)

 

THERMAL INFRARED

 

Thermal Infrared imager

(FLIR A615 & S60)

 

 

STILL & VIDEO

 

Hi-res still and video cameras

 

 


ATMOSPHERIC PARAMETERS

 

 

METpod, BATprobe and Z-Probe

(Air Temperature, Humidity, 3D-wind vector, Air Pressure)

 

AIRBORNE EDDY-CORRELATION (FLUXES)

(for airborne flux measurements of heat, water vapour and CO2)

 

TRACE GASES, PARTICLES, AEROSOL

 

Meteorological trace gas, particle and aerosol sensors

 

Quantum-cascade laser gas analysers

(for methane, ammonia, nitrous oxide in ppb-range)

 

OTHER

 

Other more specialised instrumentation

(radon sampler, trace gas sampler, etc.)

 


 

AIRCRAFT PARAMETERS & INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Several high-precision IMU/GPS systems

Novatel SPAN with LITEF LCI, Novatel SPAN with LITEF ISA
tactical-grade; 

3 x OXTS RT4003 L1/L2/dual antenna MEMS-based
(3D-position and inertial speed;
attitude angles, accelerations, rates)

 

Laser Altimeter

(Riegl LD90LR)

 

BATprobe and Z-Probe

(Air Angles, dynamic pressure)

 

Comprehensive on-board infrastructure

(PCs, Ethernet/wireless throughout, Internet connection,
flight tracker, external science power - uninterrupted
switching from ground- to aircraft power, etc.)

 

 

 

 

GROUND-BASED

 

GPS Basestation

 

Spectrometer ASD

 

10m high mobile Flux Tower

S60
PPMR, PKSR
MosaicMill 6D
TSLS
RUNNER
STILL & VIDEO
A615
TRACE GAS, PARTICLES, AEROSOLS

To be delivered early 2017

ASD
TOWER