Satellite Remote Sensing

Satellite remote sensing has been a primary focus area for CPI's scientists since the company's inception.  CPI's research and development in the field, spanning over its 30 year history, has been distilled into a set of core capabilities and software tools that support the entire mission life cycle: sensor and mission architecture design; design and development of ground data processing systems; algorithm development and implementation; data product development; operational data processing; and science data analysis, validation, archival and distribution.

CPI personnel have developed an innovative, Generalized geophysical Retrieval & ANalysis Tool for planetary atmospheres (GRANT) that facilitates analysis of remote sensing data from both terrestrial and planetary atmospheres.


CPI has developed a new class of sensors specifically optimized for CubeSat missions. The CubeSat Hyperspectral Imager (C-HSI) acquires high-resolution imagery in simultaneous spatial and spectral dimensions. Our space-based UV photometers measure airglow from naturally occurring ionospheric recombination without the need for special geometries.

Talk to us today about how we can help you fill your requirements, from a single instrument to a matrix of space weather measurements. All instruments are delivered complete and all of our sensor instrumentation use a common software, which comes included with instrument purchase.

With decades of remote sensing and operations experience, our combined knowledge and expertise assures innovation for our customers.

About Satellite Remote Sensing

For over 30 years CPI has provided critical scientific and technical support for many successful atmospheric remote sensing programs, and has significant in-house expertise in the key areas of algorithm development, data processing and analysis and product validation. In addition, CPI has the complimentary capability to develop very sensitive, miniature photometers for use in small satellites and multi-spectral/hyper-spectral imaging applications.

Dr. Jerry D. Lumpe

Remote Sensing Lead


Dr. Jerry D. Lumpe leads CPI's remote sensing business area and serves as Vice President of the company's Boulder office. Dr. Lumpe specializes in satellite remote sensing of the atmosphere, from the upper troposphere through the thermosphere.  He has participated in several remote sensing programs and lead the development of CPI's generalized retrieval software tool GRANT, which has been used as the core operational retrieval algorithm for a number of satellite and ground-based remote sensing missions. Dr. Lumpe's scientific activities result in regular publication of research results in the peer-reviewed literature.



Dr. John Noto

Spectral Sensing and Imaging Lead

Dr. John Noto serves as Vice President for CPI 's New England office.  He founded Scientific Solutions, Inc. in 1995 and was instrumental in developing an award-winning tunable optical filter technology.   Dr. Noto received a B.S. in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Physics from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy/Space Physics from Boston University. He has more than 25 years of experience in optical research and development, focused on narrow-band spectroscopy and interferometry.


Eden, T. D., J. D. Lumpe, and J. S. Hornstein, An Alternative Retrieval Algorithm for the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite Limb Profiler, NRL Memorandum Report, Report No. NRL/MR/7220--12-9409, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC (2012).