THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SLIM-6-22 -
Full Name Surrey Linear Imager - 6 channel - 22m resolution Status 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 IMI (custom data format)
Measurements and Applications Visible and NIR imagery in support of disaster management - part of the Disaster Management constellation.
Resolution Summary 22 m
[Best Resolution: 22m]
Swath Summary Two imaging banks each with a 330km swath. The two swaths overlap by 11km, providing a total swath up to 638km
[Max Swath: 638 km]
Accuracy Summary S/N 150:1 @ target albedo of 0.1.
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.63 - 0.69 µm, 0.52 - 0.61 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 
VegetationNormalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI) 
Leaf Area Index (LAI) 
Vegetation type 
Land cover 
Vegetation Cover 
Instrument Missions
UK-DMC2 - UK Disaster Monitoring Constellation 2 (2009 - 2017)
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