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Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Visible Light Sensor For The Teal Ruby Experiment
Author(s): Arthur Roberts
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Paper Abstract

The Teal Ruby Experiment (TRE) , employing a space-shuttle-launched infrared telescope, will mark a major milestone in the application of mosaic infrared detectors in space. However, it is generally recognized that supplemental overview imagery acquired in the visible portion of the spectrum is necessary to assist in accurately interpreting the data generated by the infrared focal plane. For this purpose, the TRE will be equipped with a Charge Coupled Device (CCD) Visible Light Sensor (VLS) that will yield the cloud and ground truth data needed to assist in pointing and scene verification. The optical format of the VLS is designed to overlay the TRE footprint on the earth from a distance of 1000 nautical miles. The VLS is designed, built and will be qualified to meet the environmental and reliability requirements for an on-orbit mission in excess of one year. The TRE/VLS is tentatively scheduled for launch in mid 1983.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1982
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0311, Mosaic Focal Plane Methodologies II, (30 June 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932799
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Arthur Roberts, Fairchild Weston Systems Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0311:
Mosaic Focal Plane Methodologies II
William S. Chan; John T. Hall, Editor(s)

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