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Optical design and performance of the Ultra-Compact Imaging Spectrometer
Author(s): B. Van Gorp; P. Mouroulis; D. W. Wilson; J. Rodriguez; H. Sobel; R. G. Sellar; D. Blaney; R. O. Green
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Paper Abstract

We present the optical design and performance of the Ultra-Compact Imaging Spectrometer (UCIS) currently under development at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The new instrument demonstrates a low optical bench mass of less than 0.5 kg and compact size that enables Mars Rover or other in situ planetary applications. UCIS is an F/4, wide field (30°) design, covering the spectral range 600-2600 nm and is enabled by a simple all aluminum two-mirror telescope and Offner spectrometer. We discuss here the optical design and alignment method that enables this compact and low mass imaging spectrometer and demonstrate successful spectrometer alignment with smile and keystone levels at 2-3% of a pixel width.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8158, Imaging Spectrometry XVI, 81580L (7 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892422
Show Author Affiliations
B. Van Gorp, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
P. Mouroulis, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
D. W. Wilson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
J. Rodriguez, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
H. Sobel, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
R. G. Sellar, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
D. Blaney, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
R. O. Green, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8158:
Imaging Spectrometry XVI
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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