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Optical design of the moderate-resolution imaging spectrometer-tilt for the Earth Observing System
Author(s): Peter William Maymon
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Paper Abstract

The moderate resolution imaging spectrometer (MODIS) is an earth-viewing sensor that is planned as a facility instrument for the Earth observing system (Eos) scheduled to begin functioning in the late 1990s. The MODIS is composed of two mutually supporting sensors, one of which is MODIS-T (where ''T'' signifies a tiltable along-track field of view). MODIS-T is a 32-channel imaging spectrometer with a required 10 nm to 15 nm spectral resolution (FWHM) in the 400 nm to 880 nm spectral range with less than 2.3 instrument-induced linear polarization. At nadir the instrument provides a 33 km by 1500 km swath with a 1.1 km spatial resolution and an along-track pointing capability of +/- 50 degree(s). The heart of the optical design consists of a f/3 grating-type reflecting Schmidt camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1492, Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45869
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Peter William Maymon, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1492:
Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Robert J. Curran; James Alan Smith; Ken Watson, Editor(s)

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