HyperCube™ Infrared Sounding and 3D Wind Measurement
Sounding with Smallsats
Detailed temperature, moisture and wind information at many levels of the atmo- sphere are considered a top priority for maintaining and improving the accuracy of weather forecasting models. L3Harris provides HyperCube, a high-performance, cost-effective solution.
HyperCube is designed to measure vertical profiles of temperature and moisture, and the speed, direction and elevation of winds in the atmosphere. Being a Fourier transform spectrometer, the HyperCube is much smaller, less expensive and easier to implement than complex Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) wind measurement programs.
Precise, Absolute Calibration
Enabled by proven L3Harris sounding technology, HyperCube uses more than 600 hyperspectral infrared channels to provide temperature, moisture and wind measurements at more than 30 layers of the atmosphere at a fraction of the size of previous instruments.
An onboard target capable of precise, absolute calibration maintains data accuracy. HyperCube also offers collection time flexibility, allowing for more mission coverage than alternative technologies.
Because HyperCube combines small size and low cost with the latest developments in hyperspectral sounding, its technology meets a wide range of mission requirements. HyperCube technology can be easily configured for multiple missions and applications including weather,agriculture, and oil and gas.