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Large format imaging spectrometers for future hyperspectral Landsat mission
Author(s): John F. Silny; Thomas G. Chrien
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a design concept for a Landsat-class imaging spectrometer. The challenge is to match the Landsat data parameters, including a 185 Km swath and a 30 meter ground sample distance (GSD) from a 705 Km sun-synchronous orbit with a sensor that has contiguous spectral coverage of the solar reflected spectrum (400 to 2500 nm). The result is a remote sensing satellite that provides global access imaging spectrometer data at moderate spatial resolution. Key design trades exist for the spectrometer, focal plane array, dispersive element, and calibrator. Recent developments in large format imaging spectrometers at Raytheon are presented in support of a monolithic spectrometer approach. Features of the design include (1) high signal-to-noise ratio, (2) well-corrected spectral fidelity across a 6,000 pixel push-broom field-of-view, (3) straightforward calibration of the data to units of absolute spectral radiance, and (4) real-time simulation of Thematic Mapper bands, vegetation indices, and water vapor maps for direct continuous downlink.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2011
PDF: 26 pages
Proc. SPIE 8158, Imaging Spectrometry XVI, 815803 (7 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893857
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John F. Silny, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems (United States)
Thomas G. Chrien, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)


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

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