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Preliminary spaceflight results from the uncooled infrared spectral imaging radiometer (ISIR) on shuttle mission STS-85
Author(s): James D. Spinhirne; V. Stanley Scott III; John F. Cavanaugh; Stephen P. Palm; Katherine Manizade; James W. Hoffman; Ronald C. Grush
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Paper Abstract

In August 1997 an infrared spectral imaging radiometer (ISIR) based on uncooled microbolometer array technology was flown on space shuttle mission STS-85. In this paper the design of the instrument and experimental goals are presented, and initial results from the flight mission are described. The ISIR instrument provided 1/4 km resolution imagery at four wavelengths that were selected for cloud remote sensing. A major goal of the work is development of compact and less costly cloud imagers for small satellite missions. A large data set of earth imagery and test operations was obtained from the mission. In most regards the ISIR functioned within its design parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3379, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays V, (22 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317586
Show Author Affiliations
James D. Spinhirne, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
V. Stanley Scott III, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John F. Cavanaugh, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stephen P. Palm, Science Systems Applications, Inc. (United States)
Katherine Manizade, Science Systems Applications, Inc. (United States)
James W. Hoffman, Space Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Ronald C. Grush, Space Instruments, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3379:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays V
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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