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Proceedings of the Tiangong-2 Remote Sensing Application Conference

Technology, Method and Application

  • Yidong Gu
  • Ming Gao
  • Guangheng Zhao
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 541)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jun Wei, Lei Ding, Xianqiang He, Yuyu Tang, Xin Feng, Mingsen Lin
    Pages 14-27
  3. Yuyu Tang, Jun Wei, Xiaoxian Huang, Xin Feng, Qingjun Song
    Pages 28-39
  4. Xiaohu Yang, Shurong Wang, Yu Huang, Zihui Zhang, Guanyu Lin, Zhanfeng Li et al.
    Pages 40-48
  5. Zhanfeng Li, Shurong Wang, Yu Huang, Qingjun Ma, Qingsheng Xue, Zhigang Li
    Pages 49-60
  6. Shengyang Li, Wanfeng Zhang, Zhiwen Liu, Hong Tan, Haijun Yu, Bo Wang et al.
    Pages 61-70
  7. Liangji Li, Xiaohua Liu, Xiaoxian Huang, Yuyu Tang
    Pages 71-81
  8. Hong Tan, Shengyang Li, Zhiwen Liu, Wanfeng Zhang, Leijuan Li
    Pages 94-103
  9. Wanfeng Zhang, Zhiwen Liu, Shengyang Li, Yuyang Shao, Zhuang Zhou
    Pages 123-129
  10. Jun Jiang, Zhigang Han, Zhigang Yao, Zengliang Zhao, Junjie Guo
    Pages 130-143
  11. Junjie Guo, Zhigang Yao, Zhigang Han, Zengliang Zhao, Jun Jiang, Wei Yan
    Pages 144-159
  12. Ren Luo, Ji Zhou, Jiajia Yang, Lijiao Ai, Yilong Feng
    Pages 170-179
  13. Rugang Tang, Fang Shen, Yanqun Pan, Kang Liu, Mengyu Li, Wenli Gao et al.
    Pages 201-211

About these proceedings


This book gathers a selection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the Tiangong-2 Data Utilization Conference, which was held in Beijing, China, in December 2018. As the first space laboratory in China, Tiangong-2 carries 3 new types of remote sensing payloads – the Wide-band Imaging Spectrometer (WIS), Three-dimensional Imaging Microwave Altimeter (TIMA), and Multi-band Ultraviolet Edge Imaging Spectrometer (MUEIS) – for observing the Earth. The spectrum of the WIS covers 18 bands, from visible to thermal infrared, with a swath of 300km. The TIMA is the first-ever system to use interferometric imaging radar altimeter (InIRA) technology to measure sea surface height and land topography at near-nadir angles with a wide swath. In turn, the MUEIS is the world’s first large-field atmospheric detector capable of quasi-synchronously detecting the characteristics of ultraviolet limb radiation in the middle atmosphere. 

The Earth observation data obtained by Tiangong-2 has attracted many research groups and been applied in such diverse areas as land resources, water resources, climate change, environmental monitoring, agriculture, forestry, ecology, oceanography, meteorology and so on. The main subjects considered in this proceedings volume include: payload design, data processing, data service and application. It also provides a comprehensive introduction to the research results gleaned by engineers, researchers and scientists throughout the lifecycle of the Tiangong-2 Earth observation data, which will improve the payload development and enhance remote sensing data applications.


Image Processing Tiangong-2 Data application Wide-band Imaging Spectrometer Three-dimensional Imaging Microwave Altimeter Multi-band Ultraviolet Edge Imaging Spectrometer

Editors and affiliations

  • Yidong Gu
    • 1
  • Ming Gao
    • 2
  • Guangheng Zhao
    • 3
  1. 1.Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization, CASBeijingChina
  2. 2.Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization, CASBeijingChina
  3. 3.Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization, CASBeijingChina

About the editors

For internal use only:

Prof. Yidong Gu, major in space science and applications,was the general designer of space utilization systems of China’s Manned Space Project since 1994 to 2009. He is currently a consultant for China’s manned space engineering, Director of the academic committee of the Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He led more than 50 space missions on board of Shenzhou spaceship and Tiangong Space Laboratory including earth observation, space life science, microgravity science, space astronomy, geoscience, space environment, and other scientific and application missions. He also organized the mission planning of space science and application for China Space Station.

Prof. Yidong Gu is a member of Chinese National Committee for Committee on Space Research(COSPAR)and director of National Technical Committee 312 on Space Science and Application of Standardization Administration of China. He used to serve as the president of Chinese Society of Space Research and  the director of Space Exploration Committee, Chinese Society of Space Research.

He has won the special prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, second prize of national science and technology progress Award and so on. Prof. Yidong Gu was elected to the academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005.

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