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European Facility For Airborne Research May 17, 2022, 07:05

Instrument: DLR EnMAP Simulator

Name DLR EnMAP Simulator
Acronym HySpex VNIR-1600 & HySpex SWIR-320m-e
Manufacturer Norsk Elektro Optikk (NEO)
Manufacturer website
Operated by DLR
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Imaging Spectrometer
Acronym Imaging Spectrometer

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Radiance Spectra
Operating principle

Measurement(s) Hyperspectral

Dimension and weight

External dimension 740 x 720 x 500 mm (Sensor Assembly), 650 x 550 x 950 mm (Operator Rack)
Weight 165.0


Operating mode Remote sensing

VNIR: 416 - 992 nm
SWIR: 968 - 2498 nm


VNIR: 3.5 - 6 nm
SWIR: 5.6 - 7 nm

IFOV at 1000 m AGL:
VNIR: 0.3 m
SWIR: 0.7 m

Swath width at 1000 m AGL:
VNIR: 294 m
SWIR: 231 m

NOTE: IFOV and swath width can be doubled with a field of view expander lens





Operational restriction

Operational requirements

Requires a DLR sensor operator on-board the aircraft

Certification approvals

Certified on DLR Do228 (D-CFFU) and Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (D-FDLR)

Additional information

The system consists of two imaging spectrometers (HySpex VNIR-1600 and SWIR-320m-e. Optionally a high resolution RGB camera system can be operated in addition to the spectrometers on board the D-CFFU.

Access, host and processing


For information regarding availability and conditions contact the Optical Airborne Remote Sensing (OpAiRS) user service provided by DLR at

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

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