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Multiple instrument distributed aperture sensor (MIDAS) testbed
Author(s): Eric H. Smith; Erich de Leon; Peter Dean; Jake Deloumi; Alan Duncan; Warren Hoskins; Richard Kendrick; James Mason; Jeff Page; Adam Phenis; Joe Pitman; Christine Pope; Bela Privari; Doug Ratto; Enrique Romero; Ker-Li Shu; Robert Sigler; David Stubbs; Francisc Tapos; Albert Yee
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Paper Abstract

Lockheed Martin is developing an innovative and adaptable optical telescope comprised of an array of nine identical afocal sub-telescopes. Inherent in the array design is the ability to perform high-resolution broadband imaging, Fizeau Fourier transform spectroscopy (FTS) imaging, and single exposure multi-spectral and polarimetric imaging. Additionally, the sensor suite's modular design integrates multiple science packages for active and passive sensing from 0.4 to 14 microns. We describe the opto-mechanical design of our concept, the Multiple Instrument Distributed Aperture Sensor (MIDAS), and a selection of passive and active remote sensing missions it fulfills.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2005
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5882, Earth Observing Systems X, 58821F (22 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.632473
Show Author Affiliations
Eric H. Smith, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Erich de Leon, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Peter Dean, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Jake Deloumi, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Alan Duncan, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Warren Hoskins, Howard and Houston Engineering, Inc. (United States)
Richard Kendrick, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
James Mason, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Jeff Page, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Adam Phenis, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Joe Pitman, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Christine Pope, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Bela Privari, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Doug Ratto, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Enrique Romero, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Ker-Li Shu, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Robert Sigler, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
David Stubbs, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Francisc Tapos, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Albert Yee, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5882:
Earth Observing Systems X
James J. Butler, Editor(s)

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