NASA Awards $15M HSI Contract to Teledyne Brown Engineering
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 21, 2015 — Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. will integrate a hyperspectral imaging (HSI) instrument into a new Earth observation platform for the International Space Station under a $15 million contract with NASA.
The Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES) platform is expected to be operational in 2016, with installation of the HSI system projected for 2017. The precision-pointing platform will be able to host up to four instruments simultaneously.
Built by the German Aerospace Center, the HSI system will operate at visible to near-infrared wavelengths, and is expected to acquire data on more than 70 million km2 each year.
"Specifically, the volume of hyperspectral data expected to be obtained will assist NASA scientists with a variety of applications in forestry and agricultural management, atmospheric research, and other areas of scientific and humanitarian importance," said Robert Mehrabian, CEO of Teledyne Brown Engineering parent company, Teledyne Technologies Inc.
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- hyperspectral imaging
- Methods for identifying and mapping materials through spectroscopic remote sensing. Also called imaging spectroscopy; ultraspectral imaging.
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