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Optical design of the Mapping Imaging Spectrometer for Europa (MISE)
Author(s): Holly A. Bender; Diana L. Blaney; Pantazis Mouroulis; Lori A. Moore; Byron E. Van Gorp
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Paper Abstract

The Mapping Imaging Spectrometer for Europa (MISE) is a high-throughput pushbroom imaging spectrometer designed for NASA’s planned flyby mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa. The MISE design utilizes heritage from previously demonstrated instruments on airborne platforms, while advancing the state of the art to operate within Europa’s challenging environment. The instrument operates at F/1.4 and covers a spectral range from 0.8 to 5 microns with 10 nm spectral sampling. Through high resolution mapping, MISE is designed to identify distributions of organics, salts, acid hydrates, water ice phases, altered silicates, radiolytic compounds, and warm thermal anomalies at global, regional, and local scales. Such distribution maps will help study surface and subsurface geologic processes, and assess the habitability of Europa’s ocean. We discuss the optical specifications and baseline performance of the MISE optical design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 September 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11130, Imaging Spectrometry XXIII: Applications, Sensors, and Processing, 111300C (6 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2530464
Show Author Affiliations
Holly A. Bender, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Diana L. Blaney, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Pantazis Mouroulis, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Lori A. Moore, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Byron E. Van Gorp, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11130:
Imaging Spectrometry XXIII: Applications, Sensors, and Processing
Emmett J. Ientilucci, Editor(s)

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