During the last decade, constellations consisting of multiple identical remote sensing satellites have been launched. Constellations allow for faster imaging of an area of interest, and higher revisit rates in comparison to single remote sensing satellites (Hoja et. al. 2010). This allows quick reaction to natural disasters like Tsunami events, providing remote sensing data for crisis mapping. To exploit this capability in the case of Tsunami events, Tsunami Early Warning Systems must provide automated early warning dissemination services catering to the needs of satellite constellation operators. The significance and feasibility of this approach is demonstrated by successful rapid image acquisition for the Tohoku 2011 Tsunami event by the RapidEye satellite constellation.
Mapping the Tohoku 2011 Event With a Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation – a Reference Case for Emerging Early Warning System Dissemination Services
Löwe, Peter, and Joachim Wächter. "Mapping the Tohoku 2011 Event With a Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation – a Reference Case for Emerging Early Warning System Dissemination Services." Paper presented at the The Twenty-third International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, June 2013.
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