Full Name Hot Spot Recognition System (Imaging mulit-spectral radiometer) Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies DLR Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications The FireBIRD mission uses the TET-1 (Technologie-Erprobungsträger 1;Technology Experiment Carrier 1) and BIROS (Bi-spectral InfraRed Optical System) satellites to detect high temperature events on Earth’s surface. They can also precisely capture small, low energy events thanks to the sensitivity of the sensors and the high precision and resolution. These might include heat irregularities such as volcanoes, burning ships, industry hotspots, gas flares, chemical heat generation and smouldering fires.
Resolution Summary VIS: 42.4 m (Ground pixel width), 42.4 m (Sample width) MWIR/LWIR: 356 m (Ground pixel width), 178 m (Sample width)
Swath Summary VIS: 211 km; MWIR/LWIR: 178 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.5 µm, 0.6 µm, 0.8 µm, green, red, NIR MWIR: 3.4 - 4.2 µm LWIR (TIR): 8.5 - 9.3 µm
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
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