5th International Workshop on On-Board Payload Data Compression

OBPDC 2016

ESA ESRIN, Frascati (Rome - Italy), 28-29 September 2016


The coming generation of multispectral and hyperspectral Earth Observation imagers will scrutinize Earth’s surface in a far broader range of bands than the human eye: hundreds of wavelengths per individual pixel, acquired at a much greater spatial as well as spectral resolution than current instruments. Similarly radar instruments are subject to an increase of bandwidths. Additionally, the trend is for such instruments to observe continuously across the terrestrial land and/or sea surface on an ‘always on’ basis, as with the Copernicus Sentinel satellites. Some science missions face equivalent challenges related to the volume of acquired data. Gaia for instance has to detect, observe and analyze the brightness, position and motion of hundreds of stars per second in order to achieve its target of 3-D mapping the billion stars during its five-year lifetime. Because of the huge amount of data, powerful compression algorithms are required to match the available channel resources. Moreover, many Earth Observation satellites are required to transmit data on-ground in real time, this means that compression devices with very high throughput are requested.

The On-Board Payload Data Compression Workshop aims to bring together all the professionals working in the field, to share the latest ideas and developments and to pave the way for the future technological challenges. This Workshop is co-organised by ESA and CNES and it will be hosted in ESA/ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) on 28 and 29 of September 2016.

Please click on the following link to OBPDC14



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