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Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) payload overview
Author(s): R. Rex Kay; Steven C. Bender; Tammy D. Henson; Donald A. Byrd; Jeffrey L. Rienstra; Max L. Decker; N Glenn Rackley; Ronald L. Akau; John Paul Claassen; Ronald E. Kidner; Richard B. Taplin; David M. Bullington; Kevin D. Marbach; Chris E. Lanes; Cynthia K. Little; Barham W. Smith; Brian C. Brock; Paul G. Weber
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Paper Abstract

MTI is a comprehensive research and development project that includes up-front modeling and analysis, satellite system design, fabrication, assembly and testing, on-orbit operations, and experimentation and data analysis. The satellite is designed to collect radiometrically calibrated, medium resolution imagery in 15 spectral bands ranging from 0.45 to 10.70 micrometer. The payload portion of the satellite includes the imaging system components, associated electronics boxes, and payload support structure. The imaging system includes a three-mirror anastigmatic off-axis telescope, a single cryogenically cooled focal plane assembly, a mechanical cooler, and an onboard calibration system. Payload electronic subsystems include image digitizers, real-time image compressors, a solid state recorder, calibration source drivers, and cooler temperature and vibration controllers. The payload support structure mechanically integrates all payload components and provides a simple four point interface to the spacecraft bus. All payload components have been fabricated and tested, and integrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3753, Imaging Spectrometry V, (27 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366297
Show Author Affiliations
R. Rex Kay, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Steven C. Bender, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Tammy D. Henson, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Donald A. Byrd, Silicon Valley Group (United States)
Jeffrey L. Rienstra, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Max L. Decker, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
N Glenn Rackley, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Ronald L. Akau, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
John Paul Claassen, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Ronald E. Kidner, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Richard B. Taplin, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
David M. Bullington, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Kevin D. Marbach, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Chris E. Lanes, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Cynthia K. Little, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Barham W. Smith, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Brian C. Brock, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Paul G. Weber, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3753:
Imaging Spectrometry V
Michael R. Descour; Sylvia S. Shen, Editor(s)

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