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Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer: an advanced optics technology instrument
Author(s): J. Colin Mahoney; Harold R. Sobel; Anne B. Kahle; Clayton C. LaBaw
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Paper Abstract

Through the use of a special optical filter, the Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer, an airborne multispectral IR imaging instrument operating in the thermal emission region (7.5-14 microns), will achieve signal-to-noise ratios greater than 600 with ambient temperature optics. This instrument will be used to do compositional surface mapping of the terrain, and will refine the ability to categorize rock families and types by providing much higher spectral resolution in the emission region than was previously available. Details of the optical system, the detector, the cooler system, and the support electronics are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1298, Imaging Spectroscopy of the Terrestrial Environment, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21339
Show Author Affiliations
J. Colin Mahoney, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Harold R. Sobel, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Anne B. Kahle, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Clayton C. LaBaw, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1298:
Imaging Spectroscopy of the Terrestrial Environment
Gregg Vane, Editor(s)

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