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Efficient characterization of imaging spectrometers: application in the LWIR and MWIR
Author(s): Timothy J. Valle; Thomas U. Kampe; Paula R. Wamsley; Holden Chase; Glenn E. Taudien; Peter T. Spuhler; Peter B. Johnson; Gary L. Mills
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Paper Abstract

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (BATC) has added a powerful capability to its existing imaging spectrometer alignment and test facilities: Scanning Fabry-Perot source filters. These interferometers provide a means for efficient instrument testing with full characterization from the ultra-violet (UV) to longwave infrared (LWIR). Spectral Response Functions (SRF) and geometric distortions are accurately determined with a common approach. The techniques were demonstrated with a two band cryogenic LWIR spectrometer and with the mid-wave infrared (MWIR) Spaceborne InfraRed Atmospheric Sounder for Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SIRAS-G) laboratory demonstration imaging spectrometer. The spectrometer testing and performance is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2009
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 7453, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVII, 74530I (1 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824627
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy J. Valle, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Thomas U. Kampe, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Paula R. Wamsley, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Holden Chase, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Glenn E. Taudien, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Peter T. Spuhler, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Peter B. Johnson, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Gary L. Mills, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7453:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVII
Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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