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Near-infrared camera for the Clementine mission
Author(s): Robert E. Priest; Isabella T. Lewis; Noel R. Sewall; Hye-Sook Park; Michael J. Shannon; Arno G. Ledebuhr; Lyn D. Pleasance; Mark A. Massie; Karen Metschuleit
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Paper Abstract

The Clementine mission provided the first ever complete, systematic surface mapping of the moon from the ultra-violet to the near-infrared regions. More than 1.7 million images of the moon, earth, and space were returned from this mission. The near-infrared (NIR) multi- spectral camera, one of two workhorse lunar mapping cameras (the other being the UV/visible camera), provided approximately 200 m spatial resolution at 400 km periselene, and a 39 km across-track swath. This 1.9 kg infrared camera using a 256 X 256 InSb FPA viewed reflected solar illumination from the lunar surface and lunar horizon in the 1 to 3 micrometers wavelength region, extending lunar imagery and mineralogy studies into the near infrared. A description of this lightweight, low power NIR camera along with a summary of lessons learned is presented. Design goals and preliminary on-orbit performance estimates are addressed in terms of meeting the mission's primary objective for flight qualifying the sensors for future Department of Defense flights.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2475, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy, (6 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211287
Show Author Affiliations
Robert E. Priest, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Isabella T. Lewis, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Noel R. Sewall, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Hye-Sook Park, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Michael J. Shannon, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Arno G. Ledebuhr, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Lyn D. Pleasance, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mark A. Massie, Pacific Advanced Technology (United States)
Karen Metschuleit, Amber Engineering, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2475:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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