Optical infrared remote sensors

  • George Joseph
  • A. S. Manjunath
Remote Sensing


Various kinds of remote sensors, active and passive, covering a significant part of the electromagnetic spectrum from ultraviolet to microwave regions have been developed for observation of earth for the purpose of resource survey. Several of the widely used remote sensors (in the visible and infrared region) beginning from photographic cameras to the modern-day linear imaging self-scanning sensors have been described with reference to the state-of-the-art, critical parameters, performance limitations etc. User requirements with regard to various system parameters of the remote sensors have been analysed. Some future trends in the development of remote sensors for spaceborne applications have been touched upon.


Remote sensors optical infrared sensor photographic camera television camera return beam vidicon spectral response optical mechanical scanner 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Joseph
    • 1
  • A. S. Manjunath
    • 2
  1. 1.Space Applications CentreAhmedabadIndia
  2. 2.National Remote Sensing AgencyBalanagar, HyderabadIndia

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