BackForwardInstrument:  IIP 

Instrument details
Acronym IIP
Full name Infrared Imaging Payload
Purpose High-resolution land observation in the MWIR range. mostly for hot spot detection
Short description Single MWIR channel in the range 3-5 μm
Background Companion of the VIS/NIR Advanced Earth Imaging Sensor System (AEISS)
Scanning Technique Pushbroom - 12 km swath, pointable within a Field of Regard of +/- 45° on each side and fore- and aft-
Resolution 5.5 m s.s.p.
Coverage / Cycle Global in 3 months, or more frequently, down to 3 days, by strategic pointing
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency KARI
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2015 to ≥2020
Last update: 2015-05-06
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates future satellites

Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Passive optical radiometer or spectrometer
  • High resolution optical imager
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Fire fractional cover
  • Land surface temperature
Secondary mission objectives
  • Fire temperature
  • Sea surface temperature
Opportunity objectives
  • Fire radiative power
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

The following list indicates which measurements can typically be retrieved from this category of instrument. To see a full Gap Analysis by Variable, click on the respective variable.

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Fire radiative power3 - highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.MWIR window channel(s) around 3.7 micrometers
Fire temperature3 - highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.MWIR window channel(s) around 3.7 micrometers
Land surface temperature4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Affected by sunlight.MWIR window channel(s) around 3.7 micrometers (high sensitivity to high temperature, cloud impact reduction)
Sea surface temperature4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Affected by sunlight.MWIR window channel(s) (cloud impact reduction)
Fire fractional cover2 - very highInfrequent coverage.. Cloud sensitive.. Daylight only.MWIR window channel(s) around 3.7 micrometers