San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
1 - 5 August 2021
Conference OP421
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXIX
Conference Committee
Important Dates
Abstract Due:
20 January 2021

Author Notification:
29 March 2021

Manuscript Due Date:
7 July 2021

Call for
Papers
A great deal of knowledge about the Earth's environment and about space (including outer space) has recently been acquired using infrared remote sensing and astronomical techniques. In this conference we plan to bring together scientists and engineers involved with the design, engineering, and data analysis of existing and future infrared remote sensing instruments, including scientific returns obtained from remotely collected data.

Areas of interest include:
  • scientific objectives for future missions
  • scientific results for those missions that have flown
  • instrument design requirements to meet mission objectives and the resultant design and implementation experiences
  • sensor technology challenges in meeting instrument requirements
  • instrument and sensor integration challenges and experiences
  • planned and required enabling technologies.

Papers are solicited on the following and related topics:

REMOTE SENSING FUNDAMENTALS
  • radiometry and energy throughput
  • imaging
  • fundamental limits to IR imaging, including detector quantum noise and background limit
  • stray light considerations, including analysis, signal-to-noise, and instrument performance limitations
  • instrument calibration, comparison of predicted and measured results
  • space environment and radiation effects
  • calibration and testing
  • data analysis
  • standards and characterization of components and materials
  • IR/electro-optical system modeling and simulations
  • non-contact and non-invasive technique.

INSTRUMENT OBSERVATIONAL FACILITIE
  • Planck Observatory
  • James Webb Space Telescope
  • SPICA Far-IR Facility
  • SAFIR Telescope
  • Darwin
  • IRTF
  • SOFIA
  • HERSCHEL.

INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR SCIENTIFIC RETURNS
  • bolometers
  • spectrometers
  • imaging cameras
  • photometers (multiband)
  • radiometers
  • imaging and nonimaging interferometers
  • microcameras
  • interferometers.

REMOTE SENSING
  • Earth resource mapping
  • atmosphere and weather prediction
  • space exploration
  • exploration of planets and comets within our solar system
  • generation of light noise and ground temperature increase in urban and populated environments
  • remote diagnostics and monitoring in human-unfriendly and disaster environments (nuclear power plants, earthquake, tsunami and mines)
  • contamination of natural sources of sweet water and their reclamation
  • monitoring of forests, their diseases, fuel accumulation and fire occurrences
  • monitoring of volcanic activities
  • natural and human-made fires and their propagation
  • remote monitoring of humans and animals in quarantine and controlled access environment
  • remote calibration
  • Moon reconnaissance
  • compact satellites
  • satellite security and monitoring.

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES
  • sensor design
  • cold read-out electronics
  • data processing
  • infrared materials.

INFRARED TELESCOPES FOR EARTH REMOTE SENSING, FOCAL PLANE TECHNOLOGY, AND DETECTION SCHEMES
  • near-IR detectors
  • IR detectors
  • mid-IR detectors and sources
  • far-IR detectors
  • sub-mm detectors
  • focal plane layout and architecture.
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