BackForwardInstrument:  COBAN 

Instrument details
Acronym COBAN
Full name Multiband Camera
Purpose High-resolution land observation and disasters monitoring
Short description 8 VIS/NIR channels [see detailed characteristics below]
Background Consolidated technology
Scanning Technique Pushbroom: swath 75 km
Resolution 120 m s.s.p.
Coverage / Cycle Global coverage in 1 month
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency TÜBITAK-BILTEN
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2003 to 2006-08-15
Last update: 2017-03-28
Detailed characteristics
Central wavelength Spectral interval SNR @ specified albedo
0.400 μm 0.38 - 0.42 μm …… @ ….. % albedo
0.450 µm 0.41 - 0.49 µm …… @ ….. % albedo
0.500 µm 0.46 - 0.54 µm …… @ ….. % albedo
0.550 µm 0.51 - 0.59 µm …… @ ….. % albedo
0.600 µm 0.56 - 0.64 µm …… @ ….. % albedo
0.650 µm 0.61 - 0.69 µm …… @ ….. % albedo
0.700 µm 0.66 - 0.74 µm …… @ ….. % albedo
0.925 µm 0.85 - 1.00 µm …… @ ….. % albedo
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
  • Biomass
  • Fraction of Absorbed PAR (FAPAR)
  • Fraction of vegetated land
  • Land cover
  • Leaf Area Index (LAI)
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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.

Note: table can be sorted by clicking on the column headers
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Biomass5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Index only.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.VIS and NIR channels. Biomass inferred from NDVI
Cloud cover5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only.VIS and NIR channels
Cloud optical depth5 - marginalLow-density cloud only.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.VIS and NIR channels
Earth surface albedo4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.VIS channels
Fraction of Absorbed PAR (FAPAR)2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.VIS channels including Red at 700 nm
Fraction of vegetated land2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS and NIR channels
Glacier cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Long time for mapping.. Daylight only.VIS and NIR channels
Land cover3 - highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS and NIR channels
Leaf Area Index (LAI)5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.. Infrequent coverage.VIS and NIR channels. LAI inferred from NDVI
Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.VIS and NIR channels
Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR)3 - highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.VIS channels, range accurately sampled
Sea-ice cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS and NIR (for contour enhancement) channels
Short-wave cloud reflectance5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.VIS and NIR channels. Unsuitable dynamic range (saturation)
Snow cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.VIS and NIR channels
Soil moisture at surface5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Index only.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.VIS and NIR channels. Soil moisture inferred from differential brightness
Soil type5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS and NIR channels
Upward short-wave irradiance at TOA5 - marginalSpectral interpolation needed.. Information on BRDF needed.. Infrequent coverage.VIS and NIR channels
Vegetation type4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS and NIR channels
Aerosol volcanic ash5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.VIS and NIR channels
Aerosol volcanic ash (Total column)5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.VIS and NIR channels