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Hyper (HyPlant Processing Experiment)

HYPER – Project Webpage

The scientific objectives of the HyPlant Processing Experiment (Hyper ) is to develop the proof-of-concept of a data processing scheme for the high-performance imaging spectrometer HyPlant. This project builds on previous work from the Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany) and the experience from using the HyPlant airborne sensor. This instrument now has been used in several field campaigns covering agricultural areas, grasslands, and various forest types in Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Czech Republic and the USA (in cooperation with NASA) in the years 2012 – 2014.

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Copyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-2

The HYPER project aim to develop a processing scheme that will provide the basis for an operational processing of the HyPlant data.

  1. Develop relevant processing modules for the novel high resolution airborne sensor HyPlant.
  2. Integrate these modules in an environment suitable for end-to-end performance evaluation of airborne data
  3. Evaluate the interaction and performance of the modules for a reliable calculation of maps of vegetation products and sun-induced fluorescence.


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Pflanzenwissenschaften (IBG-2) 

Five organizations from different countries are involved in this HyPlant Processing Experiment (Hyper)


European Space Agency (EAS) – project number RFP No. IPL-PSO/FF/vb/14.267

Related publications Journal Article
Red and far red Sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence as a measure of plant photosynthesis
Geophysical research letters 42(6), 1632 - 1639 () [10.1002/2014GL062943] OpenAccess  Download fulltext Files  Download fulltextFulltext by OpenAccess repository BibTeX | EndNote: XML, Text | RIS Journal Article
FLD-based retrieval of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence from medium spectral resolution airborne spectroscopy data
Remote sensing of environment 147, 256 - 266 () [10.1016/j.rse.2014.03.009]  Download fulltext Files BibTeX | EndNote: XML, Text | RIS

Additional Information


  (refer to: The European Space Agency (ESA) (Opens new window)) 


Projekt Hyper (ESA: Project number RFP No. IPL-PSO/FF/vb/14.267,
ESA contract NO. 4000112890/14/NL/FF/gp)


 The European Space Agency (ESA)