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MBRSC participates in 2015 SPIE of Optics and Photonics Conference

MBRSC is a Dubai Government entity which aims to promote scientific innovation and technology advancement in Dubai and the UAE

Saeed Al Mansoori, Acting Head of the Applications Development and Analysis Center at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), took part in 2015 SPIE of Optics and Photonics Conference.

Al Mansoori presented a paper entitled “Semi-Supervised classification tool for DubaiSat-2 multispectral images”, explaining to the audience how the tool is used to obtain the best results.

H.E. Yousuf Al Shaibani, Director General, MBRSC said: “The Centre is taking part in SPIE of Optics and Photonics Conference for the fifth year in a row, as it is a valuable opportunity to inform the participants, including pioneers and decision-makers from around the world, about the most important achievements and innovations of Emirati engineers in satellite imagery applications. It is also a platform to learn about the best technological and scientific practices and techniques available today, enriching the knowledge of engineers in the field of satellite imagery and technologies.”

Al Mansoori is a key member of the high performance computing in remote sensing Committee at SPIE of Optics and Photonics Conference. He has published more than seven research papers in the field of image processing and space science, and has presided over the conference sessions since 2012.

MBRSC is a Dubai Government entity which aims to promote scientific innovation and technology advancement in Dubai and the UAE. The Centre works on research projects and studies related to space science, in line with the approach of the United Arab Emirates, in its quest to develop the sector and build national academic skills through it.

Among the most prominent tasks entrusted to the Centre are the design, implementation, and supervision of all phases of launching the “Hope Probe” to explore Mars. The Centre is also responsible for all projects related to satellite technology and applications and specialized projects, and advanced technical projects assigned to stakeholders. Also, the Centre provides space imaging and earth station services and support to other satellite services.

In 2009, MBRSC launched “DubaiSat-1” into space, the first remote sensing satellite. In 2013, the second satellite “DubaiSat-2” was launched, while work is underway to launch the third satellite “KhalifaSat”, which is being built purely by Emirati engineering and expertise in the UAE.