Innovations in Remote Sensing Event, January 2013

Remote sensing technologies - opportunities to innovate, license / collaborate / supply

Following on from two successful technology showcase events in 2008 and 2010, the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) hosted Innovation in Remote Sensing on Wednesday 23rd January 2013, at Hamilton House, NUT, in London. This one day event provided a great opportunity to catch up with the latest Earth observation instrumentation technologies, as well as highlighting potential areas for licensing, collaboration or supply.

Background

The CEOI has a vision to develop and strengthen UK expertise and capabilities in Earth observation (EO) instruments and works to position the UK to win leading roles in future international space programmes. The programme supports mainstream projects and smaller ‘seedcorn’ projects, both selected through Open Calls to the EO community. However, although the technical drive has been to produce instruments for space, in many cases the resulting technologies have non-space applications. A number of sectors which could be potential beneficiaries of such technologies include healthcare, defence and security, analytical instrumentation, marine industries and environmental.

Objectives

The event was open to all interested parties and aimed to:

  • Highlight collaborative opportunities emanating from remote sensing technologies in space
  • Outline the particular needs in Earth Observation for spin-in technologies
  • Showcase a number of CEOI projects

The format for the day included a schedule of formal presentations – outlining technology needs and collaborative opportunities for several of the CEOI projects. Another key feature will be the exhibition element, showcasing CEOI projects, which starts at lunch time.

Please click on the links in the Programme below to download PDFs of the presentations.

Programme

09:30 -10:00

Registration and Coffee

10:00 -10:10

Welcome and introduction

Mick Johnson, CEOI

10:10-10.30

Overview of Current UK Space Policy, Future Technologies & Space Applications Catapult Centre

Tim Just, TSB

10:30-10.45

Outline of Technology Challenges and Needs

Paul Monks, University of Leicester

10:45-11.00

Collaborative opportunities and overview of CEOI funded projects

Mick Johnson, CEOI

11.00-11.10

Questions

11.10-11.25

Coffee

11.25-11.40

Remote sensing techniques for Urban Air Quality Monitoring

Roland Leigh, University of Leicester

11.40-11.55

System and Applications Study for a Future Geosynchronous Radar Mission

Steve Hobbs, Cranfield University

11.55-12.10

Lightweight Optics (spin-in of non-space)

Peter MacKay, Gooch & Housego

12.10-12.25

Innovative Satellite On-Board Data Handling Techniques

Alex Wishart, Astrium

12.25-12.40

Infrared Sensors with Avalanche Gain for Radical Improvement in Sensitivity in Space Borne Instruments

Keith Barnes, Selex Galileo

12.40-12.55

Mid-Infrared laser Heterodyne Systems: From Earth Observation to Security and Defence

Damien Weidmann, STFC

12.55-13.10

Image Slicer Technologies

Andy Vick, UK Astronomy Technology Centre

13.10-14.00

Lunch

14.00-15.30

Technology Showcase

15.30-16.00

Tea & Networking

16.00

Close

For further information or questions, please contact:

Jane Leeks

Tel: +44 (0)1223-422416

email: jane.leeks@qi3.co.uk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

or

Mick Johnson

CEOI Director

Tel: +44 (0)1438 774421

email: mick.johnson@astrium.eads.net