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Multislit optimized spectrometer for ocean color remote sensing
Author(s): Tim Valle; Chuck Hardesty; Curtiss O. Davis; Nicholas Tufillaro; Michelle Stephens; William Good; Peter Spuhler
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Paper Abstract

The National Research Council’s recommended NASA Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE) science mission’s purpose is to identify “human versus natural sources of aerosols and ozone precursors, track air pollution transport, and study the dynamics of coastal ecosystems, river plumes and tidal fronts.” To achieve these goals two imaging spectrometers are planned, one optimized for atmospheric science and the other for ocean science. The NASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) awarded the Multislit Optimized Spectrometer (MOS) Instrument Incubator Program (IIP) to advance a unique dispersive spectrometer concept in support of the GEO-CAPE ocean science mission. MOS is a spatial multiplexing imaging spectrometer that simultaneously generates hyperspectral data cubes from multiple ground locations enabling a smaller sensor with faster revisit times compared to traditional concepts. This paper outlines the science, motivation, requirements, goals, and status of the MOS program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8510, Earth Observing Systems XVII, 85100C (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929963
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Tim Valle, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Chuck Hardesty, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Curtiss O. Davis, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Nicholas Tufillaro, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Michelle Stephens, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
William Good, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Peter Spuhler, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8510:
Earth Observing Systems XVII
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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