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EO Instrumentation Challenges for UAVs & CubeSats Workshop

Tuesday 10th July 2012, University of Nottingham, Sir Clive Granger Building, Lecture Theatre A40


The Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) held the Challenge Workshop – Challenges for EO Instrumentation for UAVs & CubeSats on Tuesday 10th July 2012 at the University of Nottingham. This event is held in association with the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc)

The presentations are now available.


This challenge workshop explored the technology and instrumentation challenges for Earth Observation from Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs) and CubeSats. There are a number of small and large UAV systems now on the market and recently there has been a growth in interest in use of CubeSats for EO. Both platforms require compact instruments but there has not been a commensurate development in such instrumentation.  The workshop’s goal is to bring together EO scientists and technologists to investigate opportunities for instrumentation and payload development for science and commercial uses.  The challenge workshop format includes presentations by leading researchers/technologists and discussion sessions to allow all attendees to contribute.


Introduction to the Aims of the day, Prof. Paul Monks (CEOI/University of Leicester)


Instrumentation and Challenges for UAVs, Prof. Alistair Lewis (University of York/NERC Technology Theme Leader


Challenges for EO Instrumentation for UAVs and CubeSats (Dr Craig Underwood, Surrey Space Centre)


Science Challenges for UAVs, CubeSats and HAPS, Dr Brian Kerridge (RAL)


EO Instrumentation for CubeSats, Dr Ross Burgon (Open University)