Emerging Technologies Workshop, May 2017

Dates:  3rd and 4th May 2017

Cosener¹s House, Abingdon, OX14 3JD

The CEOI held a 2-day Emerging Technology Conference at Cosener¹s House in Abingdon in May 2017. This conference was open to all interested parties. We invited presentations from:

  •   groups engaged in current and recent CEOI technology projects
  •   groups involved in relevant technology projects outside of CEOI (including NSTP, Innovate UK, industry and academia)
  •   researchers developing next generation instrumentation
  •   Institutes and agencies with EO space technology requirements

 Sessions included:

  •   Emerging technologies for EO instrumentation
  •   A presentation of CEOI and UKSA Strategy for EO Technology 2017-2020
  •   Innovative new technologies for commercial EO missions
  •   New mission opportunities
  •   A look into the future

In addition to oral sessions, we had space for posters for additional material. There were poster sessions where this material was discussed with interested parties.

The final agenda for the event is available here and the summary report can be accessed here.

Presentations from the Workshop are available here:

Session 1: Welcome and Introductions

Welcome from the CEOI Director

Mick Johnson


Pathways for Broader Exploitation of EO Technologies

Robin Higgons


Sessions 2: CEOI Technology in Missions

GNSS Reflectometry for Global Ocean Wind Monitoring & Services: The UK TechDemoSat-1 Success Story

Christine Gommenginger (SPKR) & 3 Others

National Oceanography Centre

SEASTAR: A New Satellite Mission Concept to Observe Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Surface Currents & Atmosphere/Ocean Coupling

Christine Gommenginger (SPKR) & 3 Others

National Oceanography Centre

Lo-Cost EO Imaging Payload

Ryan Kraliz


TRUTHS - Technology Demonstration

Lydia Zajiczek


Session 3: Miniature Systems

Laser Source Development at Fraunhofer CAP for Lidar, Remote Spectroscopy and Space-Based Quantum Technologies

Loyd McKnight

Fraunhofer Institute UK

Development of a Solo Spectroscopy Gas Sensor in the mid-IR

Stephen Sweeney


Miniaturized High Performance Spectrometers for MicroSat Atmospheric Mission

Damien Wiedmann


CubeSat Capability - Enabling EO Mission Cost Reduction

Alasdair Gow

Clyde Space Limited

Single-Pixel Camera for Remote Sensing

Wojciech Roga

Strathclyde University

Session 4: CEOI & UKSA Plans for the Next 3-5 Years

UKSA Plans for EO

Beth Greenway


CEOI Strategy Towards 2020 & Beyond

Mick Johnson


Day 2

EO Technology Needs at ESA

Massimiliano Pastena

European Space Agency

Session 5: Innovative Microwave & Radar Developments


Martin Cohen

Airbus Defence & Space

Innovative SAR Technology

David Hall

Airbus Defence & Space

94GHz Polarisation Diversity Doppler Radar to Observe Global In-Cloud Winds

Illingworth / Battaglia

University of Reading & University of Leicester RESP.

Instrumentation for 1-5 THz Heterodyne Sounders

 Brian Ellison


Filterbank Spectrometers for Hyperspectral Microwave Amtmospheric Sounding (HYMAS)

 Peter Hargrave

 University of Cardiff

Microwave Radiometry for Accurate Coastal Altimetry

 Janet Charlton

 JCR Systems

Session 6: Detectors

Quantum Cascade Lasers for Heterodyne Techniques

Alex Valavanis

University of Leeds

Detectors for MM Wave & THz Peter Huggard STFC RAL Space

Latest Developments at Leonardo in IR Detection for Earth Observation

Peter Knowles


Technology Developments in Earth Observation Imaging

Joe Gannicliffe

Teledyne E2V

Low and High Voltage ASICS for Space Imaging

Nick Waltham


Session 7: New Techniques and Future Trends

Plans for AIT & Cals at RAL's R100

 Chris Mutlow


 Optical Metamaterials & Novel Techniques

 Robert Lamb


Simulation Study for KU-Band Microwave Radiometry of the Polar Atmosphere

 David Newham

 British Antartic Survey

Innovative Materials for EO Missions & Beyond

 Alex Brinkmeyer

 Oxford Space Systems

Cold Atom Techniques in Gravity Mapping

Tristan Valenzuela 


Plenary Questions with the Speakers




Last Updated on Monday 12 June 2017

For general enquiries about the programme, talks or posters, please contact Rob Scott.

  *   Rob Scott: rob.scott@stfc.ac.uk   (Tel 01235 446062, Mob 07789 756938)