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MEDSAT - A remote sensing satellite for malaria early warning and controlA remote sensing, medical satellite (MEDSAT) aids in the control of carrier (vector) borne disease. The prototype design is a light satellite to test for control of malaria. The design features a 340-kg satellite with visual/IR and SAR sensors in a low inclination orbit observing a number of worldwide test sites. The approach is to use four-band visual/IR and dual-polarized L-band SAR images obtained from MEDSAT in concert with in-situ data to estimate the temporal and spatial variations of malaria risk. This allows public health resources to focus on the most vulnerable areas at the appropriate time. It is concluded that a light-satellite design for a MEDSAT satellite with a Pegasus launch is feasible.
Document ID
19930063561
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Vesecky, John (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Slawski, James (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Stottlemeyer, Bret (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
De La Sierra, Ruben (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Daida, Jason (Michigan Univ. Ann Arbor, United States)
Wood, Byron (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Lawless, James (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: IGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vol. 1 (A93-47551 20-43)
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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IDRelationTitle19930063554Analytic PrimaryIGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vols. 1 & 2