THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - PRISM -
Full Name Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High resolution panchromatic stereo imager for land applications which include cartography, digital terrain models, civil planning, agriculture and forestry.
Resolution Summary 2.5 m
[Best Resolution: 2.5m]
Swath Summary 35 km (triplet stereo observations), 70 km (nadir observations+35 km backward)
[Max Swath: 70 km]
Accuracy Summary Surface Resolution:2.5 m Radiometric: 3%RMS
Waveband Summary VIS - NIR: 0.52 - 0.77 µm (panchromatic)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Landscape topographyLand surface topography 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Instrument Missions
ALOS - Advanced Land Observing Satellite (2006 - 2011)
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