THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - HSRS -
Full Name Hot Spot Recognition System Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies DLR Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Hot spot Detection (vegetation fires, volcanic activities, burning oil wells or coal seams.
Resolution Summary 370 m
Swath Summary 190 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary MWIR: 3.4 - 4.2 µm, TIR: 8.4 - 9.3 µm
MWIR (~3.0 µm - ~6.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Fire area 
Surface temperature (land)Fire temperature 
Instrument Missions
BIRD - Bi-spectral Infrared Detection (2001 - 2005)
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