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Application of Spaceborne Infrared Atmospheric Sounder for Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SIRAS-G) technology to future Earth science missions
Author(s): Thomas U. Kampe
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Paper Abstract

The Spaceborne Infrared Sounder for Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SIRAS-G) was developed by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp (BATC) under NASA's 2002 Instrument Incubator Program. SIRAS-G was a technology development program focused on next-generation IR imaging spectrometers for sounding of the atmosphere. SIRAS-G demonstrated that the dispersive grating spectrometer is a suitable instrument architecture for this application. In addition to providing atmospheric temperature and water vapor profiles, SIRAS-G can provide trace gases concentrations, land and ocean surface temperatures and the IR mineral dust aerosol signature from satellite. The 3-year SIRAS-G IIP development effort included the successful cryogenic testing of the SIRAS-G laboratory demonstration spectrometer operating in the 2083 to 2994 cm-1 frequency range. The performance of the demonstration instrument has been quantified including measurement of keystone distortion, spectral smile, MTF, and the spectral response function (SRF). Development efforts associated with this advanced infrared spectrometer technology provides the basis for instrumentation to support future Earth science missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6966, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XIV, 696616 (11 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778050
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Thomas U. Kampe, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6966:
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XIV
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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