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2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing

A: New Platforms and Sensors

Dear Colleagues,

The “New Platforms and Sensors” session will focus on the innovative orbital, airborne or marine platforms equipped with new and integrated sensor systems that are planned or soon to be operational. With the proliferation of Remotely Piloted Systems (RPAS/UAS/UAV/ drones, AUV), the remote sensing community is seeing an explosion of interest in data collection from these platforms. We encourage contributions that cover this exciting new platform development arena, as well as innovative integrated sensor systems to accompany those platforms. Innovative remote sensing applications which demonstrate the impacts of new platforms and sensors are also encouraged. Additionally, we invite contributions that highlight the newly operational employment of orbital satellite sensor systems at all spatial scales. Many nations and organizations are launching and operating new Earth monitoring systems, and are looking to expand the visibility of those systems for use by the community. The orbital Earth Observation (EO) realm is also being opened up to commercial enterprises, and is no longer just a domain for space organizations. With the development of SmallSats, MicroSats, and even larger platforms by the commercial community, we see a concomitant increase in interest to use these sensor system data sets for supporting a wide range of Earth system studies. We welcome your input to this broad-based session that will hopefully expose the community to the new innovative platforms and Earth Observation sensors that will evolve in the near future.

Best regards,

Mr. Vincent Ambrosia
Prof. Alexander Braun

Section Chairs

Adjunct Professor Vincent Ambrosia

Senior Research Scientist / Adjunct Faculty
California State University - Monterey Bay
co-located at: NASA-Ames Research Center
MS 245-4, Bld. 245, Rm. 128, P.O. Box 1
Moffett Field, California, 94035 USA

Prof. Alexander Braun

Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Queens's University
Miller Hall, 520 Bruce Wing
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 Canada


  • UAV/UAS/RPAS/drones, AUV
  • long-duration LTA platforms
  • hyperspectral
  • electro-optical
  • thermal
  • LiDAR, SAR, sonar
  • future missions and innovative measurement platforms


List of Accepted Abstracts (5)
The RADARSAT Constellation Mission in Support of Environmental Applications
Compact CP-SAR Microsat for Earth Observation
Design of a Lebanese Cube Satellite
Marine Surface Wind retrieval from simulated RADARSAT Constellation Mission Compact Polarimetry Synthetic Aperture RADAR (SAR) data
Radiometric Calibration of RapidScat using GPM Microwave Imager