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Infrared and hyperspectral cameras for Climate Cubes


Climate Cubes

Our ability to reach climate neutrality is defined by our understanding of climate change.

The Science mission of DISCO-2 will contribute to the study of climate changes by providing temporal imagery data of specific areas in Eastern Greenland together with the Arctic Research Centre AU. DISCO-2 will be able to measure the dynamics and melting rates of glaciers in the Arctic with photogrammetry and temperature measurements.

The IR camera will be integrated with custom developed AI image analysis modules on DISCO-2, a 3Unit (30cm x 10cm x 10cm) arctic climate cubesat mission to fly in 2024. Expanding DISCO-2 with this IR camera will make it the “most advanced and optimized 3 Unit Cubesat to date”. The extremely lightweight ULTRIS 5 hyperpectral camera with 50 spectral channels will be used in the design phase of the payload for our second arctic ClimateCube mission. Before deployment it will also be used on drones in joint precision agriculture research projects.

SDU researchers

  • René Lynge Eriksen, Associate Professor, Mads Clausen Institute, Faculty of Engineering.
  • Nicolai Iversen, Dream Office Manager, Faculty of Engineering. 
  • Mads Toudal Frandsen, Professor, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Faculty of Science.
  • Mads Juul Ahlebæk, Research Assistant, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Faculty of Science.