Remote Sensing


Remote Sensing

Feb 2011 | No Comment

INDUSTRY | LBS | GPS | GIS | REMOTE SENSING | GALILEO UPDATE

From ISROs desk

NRSC inducts state of the art Airborne Large Format Digital Camera into service

National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, India has inducted state of the art Airborne Large Format Digital Camera (LFDC) into the country and successfully carried out the first operational task during December, 2010 over 10 towns in Chhattisgarh state for the Department of Land Records, Government of Chhattisgarh. NRSC utilized it Super King Air B -200 aircraft fitted with Computer Controlled Navigation System (CCNS), Gyro stabilized mount and Kinematic GPS system (KGPS) for the survey. Aerial photography survey was carried from Raipur airport as the operations base at a flying height of 3300 ft above ground level. The LFDC camera provided digital stereo colour imagery with 10 cms GSD (resolution). A GPS base station was operated at each of the towns during aerial photography to obtain better positional accuracy. The collection of about 90 Ground Control Points (GCPs) has been completed in post pointing mode within a few days after the aerial surveys. The final deliverables are colour orthos photos in 1:1000 scale to facilitate measurement accuracy of 20 cms.

ISRO to assist defence forces

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has joined hands with Scanpoint Geomatics Limited (SGL) to assist defence forces in strategic planning and analysing data. SGL will develop imaging software for the defence forces. The project will start next month and will be completed by October this year. SGL has already developed an imaging software.

www.timesofindia.com

ISRO, DRDO now no more in US export control list

The US has removed nine Indian space and defence-related companies from the so-called Entity List. The companies removed from the list for sensitive items include subsidiaries of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

ISRO to launch three satellite in Q1 of 2011

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning three major satellite launches in the first quarter of this year. ‘Resourcesat-2’, an advanced remote sensing satellite, ‘Youthsat’, a participatory scientific mission with payloads from both Russia and India, and X-sat, Singapore’s first indigenous satellite, will be the launched on board of home made PSLV C-16 in.
IANS

RS tech aids in measurement of carbon monoxide

Boundary-layer concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO), a vital pollutant, can now be measured from space by exploiting the multispectral capabilities of MOPITT (Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere), according to an article published in SPIE. The article, Space-based measurements of boundary-layer carbon monoxide, is authored by Merritt Deeter, Helen Worden, David Edwards and John Gille.

www.sple.org

Maldives selects GeoEye for vessel monitoring

GeoEye won a contract from the Republic of the Maldives for a vessel monitoring system that is being developed for fisheries management and safety. As part of this contract, GeoEye will build the secure infrastructure for a countrywide vessel monitoring system and supply ten Osprey Personal Tracker terminals for a trial deployment.

www.GeoEye.com

http://ibnlive.in.com

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