Emerging Technologies Challenge Workshop, April 2014

The 3rd Emerging Technologies Challenge Workshop was held over the 2 day period 30th April to 1st May 2014 at College Court, Leicester.

The workshop explored scientific and commercial EO measurement challenges, and presented new sensor and instrumentation technology to the community to stimulate novel measurement concepts. The audience consisted of EO scientists, commercial applications engineers and entrepreneurs, and technologists from academia and industry and examined all EO measurement domains.

Presentations from the workshop are available here:

Day 1: 30th April 2014 

Session 1: Welcome and introductions

Introduction

Mick Johnson

CEOI-ST

Welcome from the University of Leicester & an Appreciation of Prof George Fraser

Paul Monks

CEOI-ST

CEOI Technology Review

Chris Brownsword

CEOI-ST

 

Session 2: Calibration Technologies

Future standards at NPL from the mm-wave to THz range

James Miall

NPL

Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Black Coatings for EO Applications

Theo Theocharous

NPL

New Black Body Technologies

Tim Nightingale

RAL Space

Novel THz Detectors & their Power Calibration

Andreas Steiger

Physikalisch-Technische

Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Carbon Nanotube-Based Absolute Radiometers

John Lehmann

National Institute of Standards

& Technology (NIST)

 

Session 3: Lasers and LIDAR

 

 

 

Challenges for LIDAR Missions

Iain Woodhouse

University of Edinburgh 

 

Photon Counting LIDAR

Gerald Buller

Heriot-Watt

 

Session 4: THz technologies

   

 

Quantum Cascade Lasers for THz Heterodyne Sounders

Edmund Linfield

University of Leeds

 

Instrumentation for 1-5 THz Heterodyne Sounders

Brian Ellison

RAL Space

 

THz detector & Optics Developments, and Potential for EO Applications

Peter Hargrave

University of Cardif

 

Session 5: Technologies for Commercial & Operational EO applications

Satellite Observations for Numerical Weather Prediction: Trends & Challenges

Bill Bell

UK Met Office

Space Imaging Optical Technology Challenges

Mike Cutter

SSTL

Upstream Technologies - The Satellite Applications Catapult view

Chris Brunskill

Satellite Applications Catapult


Day 2: 1st May 2014

EO Technology Needs at ESA

Amanda Regan

European Space Agency

Session 6: Miniaturisation and instrument engineering

 

 

Engineering Approaches to Miniaturisation

Mat Beardsley

RAL Space

 

The Advantages of Using Metal Optics in Instrumentation

David Robertson

University of Durham

 

Progress In Miniaturising the Laser Heterodyne Radiometer

Damien Wiedmann

RAL Space

 

Miniature Coolers

Tom Bradshaw

RAL Space

 

Miniaturisation of Space Systems at Surrey

Craig Underwood

University of Surrey

 

Optimising Optical Component Performance - the Significance of Opto-Mechanical Design

John Oliver

Glyndwr Innovations Ltd

  Deployable Optics for Very Small Satellites Andy Vick STFC ATC

Session 7: Posters presentations

 

 

 

GHOST - GreenHouse Observations of the Stratosphere & Troposphere

Andy Vick 

STFC ATC 

 

Wideband spectrometer, Space processor and Space Fibre

Chris Chaloner 

StarDundee 

  Hollow Waveguide Michelson Interferometer Mike Jenkins HollowGuide Ltd

Session 8: Detectors

   

 

Developments in Visible Image Sensor Technology for Earth Observation

Paul Jerram

e2v

 

TIR Detectors

Peter Knowles

SELEX

Session 9: Future trends

   

 

Laser Inscription for Fabrication of Optical Elements

Robert Thomson

Heriot Watt

 

Meta-materials for EO Instrumentation

Ortwin Hess

Imperial College

 

Novel Ultra-Miniature Technology for Earth Observation and Sensing

Jo Coote

Zinir

 

Double Fourier Interferometry at Thermal Wavelengths

Giorigio Savini

University College London

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014