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Flamini E.,Agenzia Spaziale Italiana | Capaccioni F.,Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica | Colangeli L.,National institute for astrophysics | Cremonese G.,National institute for astrophysics | And 33 more authors.
Planetary and Space Science | Year: 2010

The limited knowledge about the majority of the Mercury surface leaves many open questions regarding its geological evolution, the anomalously high metal/silicate ratio, the magnetic field generation and exosphere evolution. An integrated suite of instruments, Spectrometer and Imagers for MPO BepiColombo-Integrated Observatory SYStem (SIMBIO-SYS), which includes a stereo imaging system (STC), a high-resolution imager (HRIC) and a visible-near-infrared imaging spectrometer (VIHI), has been selected for the ESA BepiColombo mission to Mercury. SIMBIO-SYS will scan the hermean surface with the three channels and map the physical, morphological, tectonic and compositional properties of the entire planet. The availability of high-resolution images will unveil details of specific target at an unprecedented resolution. The main scientific objectives and performances along with technical characteristics of SIMBIO-SYS are described in this paper. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Aiazzi B.,CNR Institute of Neuroscience | Baronti S.,CNR Institute of Neuroscience | Capanni A.,Galileo Avionica | Santurri L.,CNR Institute of Neuroscience | Vitulli R.,European Space Agency
European Signal Processing Conference | Year: 2015

Recent improvements in CCD technology make hexagonal sampling attractive for such applications as remote sensing where the acquisition process is crucial to preserve image quality without introducing data transmission overheads. In the following hexagonal sampling is analyzed under general assumptions and compared with conventional rectangular sampling. The analysis takes into account both the lattice form (square, rectangular, hexagonal, regular hexagonal), and the shape of the single detector element. The hexagonal grid is not based a-priori on a regular hexagon tessellation, i.e., no constraint is made on the ratio between the sampling frequencies in the two spatial directions. © 2002 EUSIPCO.


Curci S.,Climate Consulting S.r.l. | Virlan M.,Climate Consulting S.r.l. | Lavecchia C.,Galileo Avionica
EESMS 2011 - 2011 IEEE Workshop on Environmental, Energy, and Structural Monitoring Systems, Proceedings | Year: 2011

The metrological traceability of meteorological measurements has become a mandatory requirement after the signing of the CIPM* MRA [1] by the World Meteorological Organization. Starting from the traceability requirement, a network of meteorological stations located in urban areas has been designed in order to obtain measurements useful for the energy balance determination. The chance of deciding which type of sensors to use, which QC/QA procedures to take, how to configure the database without any constraints of adapting to existing stations and facilities, has also made easier the task of controlling the vast amount of real time measured data from the new meteorological network. The network, named "Climate Network", has already 12 stations working in the province of Milan; it will consist of about 80 stations throughout the country within 3-5 years. The following presentation explains the "Climate Network" design criteria and the first results of the QC/QA activities. © 2011 IEEE.


Vannoni M.,National Research Council Italy | Olivieri M.,Galileo Avionica | Mondello G.,Galileo Avionica | Sordini A.,National Research Council Italy | Molesini G.,National Research Council Italy
Metrologia | Year: 2010

Measurements of the refractive index of two different Lithosil samples and a sample of Suprasil 312 at cryogenic temperature and at 293 K are reported for the spectral range from 480 nm to 894 nm. Such data are useful for the design of fused silica optical components and systems destined for space missions. © 2010 BIPM & IOP Publishing Ltd.

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