Chapter 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



  • remote sensing systems and remote sensing satellite systems;
  • WMO long-term concept of global observation meteorological satellite system;
  • commercial imaging;
  • DigitalGlobe, high-resolution commercial imagery with submetre resolution in panchromatic colour;
  • QuickBird satellite image - featuring Kauai, northernmost of main Hawaiian Islands;
  • OrbView-2, launched in 1997 - colour imagery collections of land and ocean surfaces;
  • Ikonos satellite launched in 1999, panchromatic images with 1m resolution and multispectral imagery with 4m resolution;
  • WMO's Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS);
  • European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (Eumetsat);
  • NASA Integrated Support Network (NISN) - global system of communications transmission switching and terminal facilities


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Commercial Imaging

  • Meteorology

  • Land Observation

  • Revision Questions

  • References