16. Remote Sensing Systems

  1. Madhavendra Richharia1 and
  2. Leslie David Westbrook2

Published Online: 7 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch16

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

How to Cite

Richharia, M. and Westbrook, L. D. (2010) Remote Sensing Systems, in Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch16

Author Information

  1. 1

    Knowledge Space Ltd, UK

  2. 2

    QinetiQ Ltd, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 JUL 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dr Xuemin (Sherman) Shen BSc, MSc, PhD3 and
  2. Dr Yi Pan BEng, MEng, PhD4

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Waterloo, Canada

  2. 4

    Georgia State University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714287

Online ISBN: 9780470665619



  • commercial imaging systems;
  • DigitalGlobe;
  • GeoEye;
  • land observation satellites;
  • meteorological system;
  • remote sensing systems


This chapter expands the features of the following systems: two commercial imaging systems. namely GeoEye and DigitalGlobe. Remote sensing systems are generally owned and operated by large organizations supported by governments. Various commercial imaging systems capable of delivering high quality images tailored to specific requirements of customers are in place. The chapter explains the meteorological system called Eumetsat, which provides meteorological and environmental measurements over the European region while also contributing to a global meteorological system. A well-known land resource monitoring system called Landsat are focused in the chapter. Land observation satellites are used for land resource survey, and hence their sensors are optimized to monitor land features like vegetation, rocks, urban areas, etc. The Landsat Ground Network (LGN) consists of multiple communications sites that provide S-band and X-band communication support to the Landsat 7 mission.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

remote sensing; satellite broadcasting