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Efficient optical cloud removal technique for earth observation based on MOEMs device

Paper Abstract

In Earth Observation instruments, observation of scenes including bright sources leads to an important degradation of the recorded signal. We propose a new concept to remove dynamically the bright sources and then obtain a field of view with an optically enhanced Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR). Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) could be key components in future generation of space instruments. MOEMS-based programmable slit masks will permit the straylight control in future Earth Observation instruments. Experimental demonstration of this concept has been conducted on a dedicated bench. This successful first demonstration shows the high potential of this new concept in future spectro-imager for Earth Observation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012, 105643A (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309069
Show Author Affiliations
Frédéric Zamkotsian, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Patrick Lanzoni, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Arnaud Liotard, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Thierry Viard, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Wilfried Noell, EPFL (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10564:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012
Bruno Cugny; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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