Accession Number : ADA130361

Title :   Space Informatics Network Experiment (SPINE): A Paper Presented to the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing on the Application of AGRISPINE.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Green,K

PDF Url : ADA130361

Report Date : Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The Royal Aircraft Establishment is a participant in the international Space Informatics Network Experiment (SPINE). This project has reached a pre-operational stage in which network nodes (four stations at present) regularly transmit LANDSAT remote sensing data for onward processing at the receiving stations. A further project, AGRISPINE, has been conceived as a suitable application, using the SPINE infrastructure, to demonstrate the advantages of satellite communications in the transfer of bulk digital data for fields of research where rapid delivery of data is essential. A number of time-dependent tasks have been chosen to take part in this experiment; these include, the long-term monitoring of crops and forest growth at test sites within the Uk (hence the name AGRISPINE), glacier movement in Greenland and sea ice characteristics in the Gulf of Finland. The principal investigators for these applications, under the leadership of the RAE, have formed an agreement to participate in AGRISPINE over the UK growing season- March until Novembner 1982.

Descriptors :   *Aerial photography, *Data transmission systems, Western Europe, Artificial satellites, Agriculture, Communication satellite terminals

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Astronautics
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE