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Dyson spectrometers for infrared earth remote sensing
Author(s): David W. Warren; David J. Gutierrez; Jeffrey L. Hall; Eric R. Keim
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Paper Abstract

The Dyson spectrometer form is capable of providing high throughput, excellent image quality, low spatial and spectral distortions, and high tolerance to fabrication and alignment errors in a compact format with modest demands for weight, volume, and cooling resources. These characteristics make it attractive for hyperspectral imaging from a space-based platform. After a brief discussion of history and basic principles, we present two examples of Dyson spectrometers being developed for airborne applications. We conclude with a concept for an earth science instrument soon to begin development under the Instrument Incubator Program of NASA's Earth Science Technology Office.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7082, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVI, 70820R (3 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.798419
Show Author Affiliations
David W. Warren, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
David J. Gutierrez, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Jeffrey L. Hall, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Eric R. Keim, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7082:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVI
Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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