Emerging Technologies Workshop – May 2017

The CEOI held a 2-day Emerging Technology Conference at Cosener’s 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.

Presentations from the Workshop are here:

Session 1: Welcome and Introductions
Welcome from the CEOI DirectorMick JohnsonCEOI
Pathways for Broader Exploitation of EO TechnologiesRobin HiggonsQi3
Sessions 2: CEOI Technologies in Missions
GNSS Reflectometry for Global Wind Monitoring & Services: The UK TechDemoSat-1 Success StoryChristine Gommenginger (SPKR) & 3 OthersNational Oceanography Centre
SEASTAR: A New Satellite Mission Concept to Observe Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Surface Currents & Atmosphere/Ocean CouplingChristine Gommenginger (SPKR) & 3 OthersNational Oceanography Centre
Lo-Cost EO Imaging PayloadRyan KralizSSTL
TRUTHS - Technology DemonstrationLydia ZajiczekNPL
Session 3: Miniature Systems
Laser Source Development at Fraunhofer CAP for Lidar, Remote Spectroscopy and Space-Based Quantum TechnologiesLloyd McKnightFraunhofer Institute UK
Development of a Solo Spectroscopy Gas Sensor in the mid-IRStephen SweeneyZinir
Miniaturized HIgh Performance Spectrometers for MicroSat Atmospheric MissionDamien WiedmannSTFC RAL Space
CubeSat Capability - Enabling EO Mission Cost ReductionAlasdair GowClyde Space Limited
Single-Pixel Camera for Remote SensingWojciech RogaStrathclyde University
Session 4: CEOI & UKSA Plans for the Next 3-5 Years
UKSA Plans for EO
Beth GreenwayUKSA
CEOI Strategy Towards 2020 & BeyondMick JohnsonCEOI
Day 2
EO Technology Needs at ESAMassimiliano PastenaEuropean Space Agency
Session 5: Innovative Microwave & Radar Developments
NovaSARMartin CohenAirbus Defence & Space
Innovative SAR TechnologyDavid HallAirbus Defence & Space
94GHz Polarisation Diversity Doppler Radar to Observe Global In-Cloud WindsIllingworth / BattagliaUniversity of Reading & University of Leicester RESP.
Instrumentation for 1-5 THz Heterodyne SoundersBrian EllisonSTFC RAL Space
Filterbank Spectrometers for Hyperspectral Microwave Amtmospheric Sounding (HYMAS)Peter HargraveUniversity of Cardiff
Microwave Radiometry for Accurate Coastal AltimetryJanet CharltonJCR Systems
Session 6: Detectors
Quantum Cascade Lasers for Heterodyne TechniquesAlex ValavanisUniversity of Leeds
Detectors for MM Wave & THzPeter HuggardSTFC RAL Space
Latest Developments at Leonardo in IR Detection for Earth ObservationPeter KnowlesLeonardo
Technology Developments in Earth Observation ImagingJoe GannicliffeTeledyne E2V
Low and High Voltage ASICS for Space ImagingNick WalthamSTFC RAL Space
Session 7: New Techniques and Future Trends
Plans for AIT & Cals at RAL's R100Chris MutlowSTFC RAL Space
Optical Metamaterials & Novel TechniquesRobert Lamb Leonardo
Simulation Study for KU-Band Microwave Radiometry of the Polar Atmosphere David Newham British Antartic Survey
Innovative Materials for EO Missions & Beyond Alex BrinkmeyerOxford Space Systems
Cold Atom Techniques in Gravity MappingTristan Valenzuela STFC RAL Space