THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - AWiFS -
Full Name Advanced Wide Field Sensor Status Operational
Instrument Agencies ISRO Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Vegetation and crop monitoring, resource assessment (regional scale), forest mapping, land cover/ land use mapping, and change detection.
Resolution Summary 55 m
[Best Resolution: 55m]
Swath Summary 740 km
[Max Swath: 740 km]
Accuracy Summary 10 bit data
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.52 - 0.59 µm and 0.62 - 0.68 µm, NIR: 0.77 - 0.86 µm, SWIR: 1.55 - 1.7 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceFractionally absorbed PAR (FPAR) 
Earth surface albedo 
Landscape topographyLand surface topography 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessGlacier cover 
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
VegetationVegetation type 
Instrument Missions
RESOURCESAT-1 - Resource Satellite-1 (2003 - 2013)
RESOURCESAT-2 - Resource Satellite-2 (2011 - 2017)
AWiFSSAT - Advance Wide Field Sensor Satellite (2012 - 2016)
RESOURCESAT-2A - Resource Satellite-2A (2016 - 2021)
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