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MOMS-02 spectral performance: results of the D2-mission on STS-55
Author(s): Hermann J. Kaufmann; Michael Berger; Dieter Meissner; Gerhard Suessenguth
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Paper Abstract

The `modular optoelectronic multispectral/stereo scanner' (MOMS-02) is a second generation pushbroom scanner, flown during the D2 mission aboard Space Shuttle flight STS-55. Besides a three line along-track stereo device, the sensor is equipped with multispectral modules that provide data in 4 wavebands covering the visible and near-infrared range. The mission took place during April/May 1993 and provided data of approximately 8 Mio. km2. Data have been acquired in different modes at a mean altitude of 296 km that results in a mean GIFOV of 4.5 m X 4.5 m for the nadir looking panchromatic module and 13.5 m X 13.5 m for the multispectral and tilted panchromatic modules. Centering and widths of all bands for the spectral and panchromatic modules have been newly designed. The narrower and distinct positioned bandpasses allow a more detailed recording of vegetational targets and improve discrimination of various rock/soil types independently of the very high spatial resolution. The results of investigated MOMS-02 data with regard to technical parameters and distinct applications are discussed within this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2318, Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, (21 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197236
Show Author Affiliations
Hermann J. Kaufmann, GeoResearchCenter/Postdam (Germany)
Michael Berger, GeoResearchCenter/Postdam (Germany)
Dieter Meissner, German Aerospace AG (Germany)
Gerhard Suessenguth, German Aerospace AG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2318:
Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
Pat S. Chavez; Carlo M. Marino; Robert A. Schowengerdt, Editor(s)

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