Spectral and spatial resolution of Sentinel-2 satellite will be simulated by airborne remote sensing.
Remote sensing is the science of acquiring information about the Earth's surface without being contacti with it. In airborne remote sensing, sensors are mounted on aircraft to obtain the images of the Earth's surface.
The remote sensing data will be collected with the IES's Airborne Surveillance and Environmental 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 pf 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-2 will be performed with two airborne hyperspectral sensors operating in a spectral range of 365 – 1050nm and 950 – 2450nm, respectively, and a high resolution 60megapixel RGB camera. The spectral bands of the two hyperspectral sensors are programmed with a view to simulate the Sentinel-2 bands.