HyperCube™ 3D Wind Measurement

Weather forecasting models draw upon many different types of data to produce accurate forecasting. The precision of today’s weather data is improving prediction models; however, the availability of accurate wind data has lagged behind. Harris engineers and scientists developed the HyperCube™ three-dimensional sounder to bridge that gap.

Small Satellite Solution for Wind Measurement

Accurate wind measurement information has been identified as a top priority to improving weather forecasting models. In response, we provide HyperCube™ as a cost-effective solution.

HyperCube™ is a space-based, three-dimensional sounding instrument designed to measure the speed, direction, and elevation of wind in Earth’s atmosphere. A Fourier transform spectrometer, the HyperCube™ cubesat is much smaller and less expensive, and offers a more expedient implementation alternative to complex LiDAR wind measurement programs.

Enabled by the sounding technology of Harris, HyperCube™ provides hundreds of hyperspectral bands for the best instrument resolution in the small satellite market. It delivers more vertical layers of wind vector data at fine spatial resolution, resulting in more accurate data than other available solutions.

Flexible Hyperspectral Sounding Technology

Because HyperCubeTM combines small size and low cost with the latest developments in hyperspectral sounding, its technology meets a wide range of mission requirements.