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SPIRIT II: rocketborne spatial radiometer
Author(s): John C. Kemp; Kirk D. Larsen; E. Ray Huppi
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Paper Abstract

A 300 element spatial radiometer was recently flown as part of the SPIRiT II experiment. This instrument, housed in a high-off-axis-rejection telescope cooled to liquid helium temperatures, measured the spatial structure within six LWIR spectral bands of the earth's limb. The radiometer used hybrid multiplexed focal planes with BIB detectors. The use of this technology enabled several enhancements to system performance. New data collection and analysis tools contributed significantly to the development and enhancement of this radiometer. Postflight analysis shows that the radiometer performed well during its sounding rocket flight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2019, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing, (1 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157837
Show Author Affiliations
John C. Kemp, Utah State Univ. (United States)
Kirk D. Larsen, Utah State Univ. (United States)
E. Ray Huppi, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2019:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing
Marija S. Scholl, Editor(s)

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