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Near-ultraviolet visible infrared mapping spectrometer (NU-VIMS)
Author(s): Francis M. Reininger
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Paper Abstract

The NU-VIMS is a new instrument concept for high resolution spectral imaging within the spectral band of 0.25 to 5.0 micrometers . The concept utilizes state-of-the-art detector and grating technologies to extend the capabilities of the Cassini/VIMS-V prototype while maintaining its compact and lightweight format. The NU-VIMS optical design achieves remarkable performance while relying only on spherical surfaces in a single optical channel with only one grating and either one or two detector arrays. Though the concept was developed in anticipation of the MORO, Rosetta, and Pluto-Charon deep space missions, the instrument could also be mounted on a lightweight satellite for low cost remote sensing of the earth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1994
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2209, Space Optics 1994: Earth Observation and Astronomy, (13 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185266
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Francis M. Reininger, Officine Galileo (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2209:
Space Optics 1994: Earth Observation and Astronomy
Guy Cerutti-Maori; Philippe Roussel, Editor(s)

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