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Snow and Water Imaging Spectrometer (SWIS): development of a CubeSat-compatible instrument
Author(s): Holly A. Bender; Pantazis Mouroulis; Johannes Gross; Thomas Painter; Christopher D. Smith; Daniel W. Wilson; Colin H. Smith; Byron E. Van Gorp; Michael L. Eastwood
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Paper Abstract

The Snow and Water Imaging Spectrometer (SWIS) is a fast, high-uniformity, low-polarization sensitivity imaging spectrometer and telescope system designed for integration on a 6U CubeSat platform. Operating in the 350-1700 nm spectral region with 5.7 nm sampling, SWIS is capable of simultaneously addressing the demanding needs of coastal ocean science and snow and ice monitoring. New key technologies that facilitate the development of this instrument include a linear variable anti-reflection (LVAR) detector coating for stray light management, and a single drive on-board calibration mechanism utilizing a transmissive diffuser for solar calibration. We provide an overview of the SWIS instrument design, spacecraft configuration design, and potential science missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9881, Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization IV, 98810V (2 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2228211
Show Author Affiliations
Holly A. Bender, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Pantazis Mouroulis, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Johannes Gross, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Thomas Painter, Jet Propulsion Lab (United States)
Christopher D. Smith, Sierra Lobo, Inc. (United States)
Daniel W. Wilson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Colin H. Smith, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Byron E. Van Gorp, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael L. Eastwood, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9881:
Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization IV
Xiaoxiong J. Xiong; Saji Abraham Kuriakose; Toshiyoshi Kimura, Editor(s)

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