BackForwardInstrument:  HYSI  

Instrument details
Acronym HYSI
Full name Hyperspectral Short-wave Infrared Radiometer
Purpose High resolution land observation and vegetation process monitoring
Short description 200 channels in the SWIR. Details missing
Background New development
Scanning Technique Information not available. Swath 5 km. Steerable within a FoR of 400 km and along-track, fore- and aft-
Resolution 12 m at s.s.p.
Coverage / Cycle Depending on pointing strategy. Repeat cycle for a selected local scene: one week minimum, in daylight
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency ISRO
Instrument Maturity Backed by strong heritage
Utilization Period: ≥2018 to ≥2023
Last update: 2014-03-04
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Passive optical radiometer or spectrometer
  • High resolution optical imager
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Leaf Area Index (LAI)
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Leaf Area Index (LAI)3 - highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.. Infrequent coverage.SWIR hyperspectral channels