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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Mercury radiometer and thermal infrared spectrometer--a novel thermal imaging spectrometer for the exploration of Mercury
Author(s): Gabriele Eleonore Arnold; Joern Helbert; Harry Hiesinger; Helmut Hirsch; Elmar Jessberger; Gisbert Peter; Ingo Walter
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Paper Abstract

The MERTIS instrument is a state of the art imaging spectrometer in the TIR range onboard ESA's Bepi Colombo mission to the planet Mercury. MERTIS has four science goals: the study of Mercury's surface composition, identification of rock-forming minerals, mapping of the surface mineralogy, and the study of surface temperature variations and of the thermal inertia. The instrument is designed to achieve a signal-to-noise-ratio above 100 in the 7-14 µm range with a spectral channel width of 90 nm and a nominal spatial ground resolution of 500 m within the complex thermal and radiation environment of Mercury.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
J. Appl. Rem. Sens. 2(1) 023528 doi: 10.1117/1.2961041
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 2, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Gabriele Eleonore Arnold, Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ. (Germany)
Joern Helbert, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Harry Hiesinger, Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ. (Germany)
Helmut Hirsch, Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH (Germany)
Elmar Jessberger, Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ. (Germany)
Gisbert Peter, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Ingo Walter, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)

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