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Design, manufacturing and alignment of a fluorescence imaging spectrometer based on refractive optics and a transmission grating
Author(s): G. P. Lousberg; F. Lemagne; P. Gloesener; C. Flebus; S. Rougelot; C. Coatantiec; B. Harnisch

Paper Abstract

In the framework of the Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) phase A/B1 study, an elegant breadboard (EBB) of an imaging spectrometer is designed, manufactured and aligned by AMOS, with Airbus Defence&Space as the prime Contractor of the study. The FLEX mission is one of the two candidates of the 8th Earth Explorer mission. The main constituting instrument of the FLEX mission is an imaging spectrometer observing vegetation fluorescence and reflectance with a high- and a low-resolution channels in the 500 nm -780 nm band. As part of the system feasibility study of the mission, a breadboard of the high-resolution channel of the instrument is designed and manufactured with a high representativeness of a future flight concept. The high-resolution channel is referred to as FIMAS (Fluorescence IMAging Spectrometer). The main purpose of the EBB is to demonstrate (1) the manufacturability of the instrument and (2) the compliance of the optical performances with respect to the science requirements (including spatial and spectral resolution and stray-light).

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 1056331 (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304156
Show Author Affiliations
G. P. Lousberg, AMOS (Belgium)
F. Lemagne, AMOS (Belgium)
P. Gloesener, AMOS (Belgium)
C. Flebus, AMOS (Belgium)
S. Rougelot, Airbus Defence and Space (France)
C. Coatantiec, Airbus Defence and Space (France)
B. Harnisch, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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