THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - WAOSS-B -
Full Name Wide-Angle Optoelectronic Stereo Scanner 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 Vegetation and Cloud coverage.
Resolution Summary 185 m
Swath Summary 533 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: 600 - 670nm, NIR: 840 - 900 nm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
VegetationVegetation type 
Instrument Missions
BIRD - Bi-spectral Infrared Detection (2001 - 2005)
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