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The Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO): fast build for the ISS
Author(s): R. L. Lucke; M. Corson; N. R. McGlothlin; S. D. Butcher; D. L. Wood
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Paper Abstract

The Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) is the only spaceborne hyperspectral sensor designed for characterization of the coastal maritime environment. It was taken from a set of written requirements to a complete hardware package ready for spacecraft-level testing in 16 months. It had to meet NASA's safety requirements for the ISS. A means of directing the sensor's line of sight to off-nadir directions was essential. Construction of HICO was made possible by extensive use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components, with minor modifications for spaceflight/vacuum conditions where necessary. Efficient engineering combined these components into a complete system that met all requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 2010
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 7813, Remote Sensing System Engineering III, 78130D (26 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.871889
Show Author Affiliations
R. L. Lucke, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
M. Corson, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
N. R. McGlothlin, Praxis, Inc. (United States)
S. D. Butcher, Praxis, Inc. (United States)
D. L. Wood, Praxis, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7813:
Remote Sensing System Engineering III
Philip E. Ardanuy; Jeffery J. Puschell, Editor(s)

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