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Definitions Edit

A passive sensor is "a sensor that can receive radiation, but cannot transmit it."

A passive sensor is

[a] device that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment.[1]

Overview Edit

Passive sensors include different types of radiometers and spectrometers. Most passive systems used in remote sensing applications operate in the visible, infrared, thermal infrared, and microwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

References Edit

  1. Aegis, IoT Dictionary (full-text).

Source Edit

  • "Overview" section: NASA, Earth System Science Data Resources (Nov. 2007) (full-text).

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