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Calibration and characterization of remote sensing instruments using ultrastable interference filters
Author(s): Donald F. Heath; Zongying Wei; Ernest Hilsenrath; Scott J. Janz
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Paper Abstract

New developments in interference filter technology utilizing low thermal expansion coefficient materials which are deposited free of voids using variants of ion-assisted- deposition techniques have made possible the development of a new class of low-cost, lightweight remote sensing instruments. These instruments can easily have a throughput two orders of magnitude larger than similar dispersive monochromators in addition to having a stray light rejection somewhere between that of a single and a double monochromator for a bandpass of the order of one nanometer. Results from environmental testing, measurements of stability in space, and unique problems associated with spectral radiance calibrations with these interference filter instruments are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3221, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites, (31 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298096
Show Author Affiliations
Donald F. Heath, Research Support Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Zongying Wei, Research Support Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Ernest Hilsenrath, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Scott J. Janz, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3221:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites
Hiroyuki Fujisada, Editor(s)

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