Section 1.4: Remote Sensing

Measuring devices

Our spectral laboratory includes two Perkin-Elmer laboratory spectro-radiometers: one for the reflected (VNIR-SWIR) and one for the thermal (FTIR) domain. We also operate several field spectrometers; three ASD-F-Spec, two GER 1500 VNIR, and a PIMA for the SWIR. Furthermore, we built and use a lab goniometer and conduct measurements with a XRF analyzer. The Modtran code and ATCOR are used for atmospheric- and illumination modeling. A structural whole-plant simulator for three-dimensional plant modeling and a ray tracing software supports simulation studies on BRDF issues. Commercial software used, involves ERDAS, ENVI (IDL), and ArcGIS for image processing, spectral data processing and GIS applications. Additionally, numerous in-house algorithms and programs, necessary for the solution of specific tasks, are developed, such as a specific ‘end-to-end’ simulator for the design and simulation of hyperspectral sensor systems.

Labor measurment devices

Field measurement devices


Sabine Chabrillat
Group Leader
Dr. Sabine Chabrillat
Remote Sensing
Building A 17 , Room 20.25
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1108