THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SLIM-6 -
Full Name Surrey Linear Imager - 6 channel Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies UKSA Maturity
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Visible and NIR imagery in support of disaster management - part of the Disaster Management constellation.
Resolution Summary 32 m
[Best Resolution: 32m]
Swath Summary Two imaging banks each with a 340km swath. The two swaths overlap by 16km, providing a total swath up to 648km
[Max Swath: 648 km]
Accuracy Summary S/N 100:1 @ target albedo of 0.1.
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.63 - 0.69 µm, 0.52 - 0.60 µm; NIR: 0.77 - 0.90 µm.
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 
Radiation budgetShort-wave Earth surface bi-directional reflectance 
VegetationLeaf Area Index (LAI) 
Vegetation type 
Land cover 
Vegetation Cover 
Instrument Missions
UK-DMC - UK Disaster Monitoring Constellation (2003 - 2011)
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