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Flight experience of the Compact High-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (CHRIS)
Author(s): Mike A. Cutter; Lisa S. Johns; Dan R. Lobb; Tom Llewellyn Williams; J. J. Settle
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the initial flight experience of the Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (CHRIS) developed at Sira Electro-Optics Ltd. The imaging spectrometer is flying on PROBA, a small agile satellite, which was launched in October 2001. The main purpose of the instrument is to provide images of land areas. The platform provides pointing in both across-track and along-track directions, for target acquisition and multi-angle observations, particularly for measurement of the Bi-directional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) properties of selected targets. The platform also provides pitch motion compensation during imaging in order to increase the integration time of the instrument, increasing the number of spectral bands that can be read and enhancing radiometric resolution. The instrument covers a spectral range from 400 nm to 1050 nm, at ≤11 nm resolution. The spatial sampling interval at perigee is approximately 17 m. In this mode it is possible to read out 19 spectral bands. The locations and widths of the spectral bands are programmable. Selectable on-chip integration can increase the number of bands to 63 for a spatial sampling interval of 34 m. The swath width imaged is 13 km at perigee.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 January 2004
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5159, Imaging Spectrometry IX, (7 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.505252
Show Author Affiliations
Mike A. Cutter, Sira Electro-Optics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Lisa S. Johns, Sira Electro-Optics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Dan R. Lobb, Sira Electro-Optics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Tom Llewellyn Williams, Sira Electro-Optics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
J. J. Settle, Univ. of Reading (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5159:
Imaging Spectrometry IX
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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