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MightySat II.1: an optical design and performance update
Author(s): Leonard John Otten; Andrew D. Meigs; Frederick P. Portigal; Bernard Al Jones; R. Glenn Sellar; Donald C. Fronterhouse; Bruce Rafert; John R. O'Hair; Theodore S. Turner
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Paper Abstract

Kestrel Corporation is designing and building the first Fourier transform hyperspectral imager to be operated from a spacecraft. Performance enhancements offered by the Fourier transform approach have shown it to be one of the more promising spaceborne hyperspectral concepts. Simulations of the payload's performance have indicate that the instrument is capable of separating a wide range of subtle spectral differences. The concept design for the payload has been completed and hardware is in fabrication for an engineering model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2957, Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites II, (27 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.265455
Show Author Affiliations
Leonard John Otten, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
Andrew D. Meigs, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
Frederick P. Portigal, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
Bernard Al Jones, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
R. Glenn Sellar, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
Donald C. Fronterhouse, Scientific Simulations, Inc. (United States)
Bruce Rafert, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
John R. O'Hair, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Theodore S. Turner, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2957:
Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites II
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Guido Calamai; Martin N. Sweeting, Editor(s)

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