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Signal Processing For The NASA Multispectral Linear Array
Author(s): Michael McCallig; Fran Corbett; Zvi Orbach
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Paper Abstract

The Multispectral Linear Array Sensor is being developed by NASA as a next generation remote sensor. The development is presently in a competitive design phase. This paper describes the on-board signal processing electronics for the Honeywell design. The signal processing includes focal plane electronics for push broom arrays in six spectral bands, on-board radiometric calibration, digitization, bandwidth compression, and formatting for transmission over a high bandwidth data link. The signal processing must adapt to different detector dwell times and bandwidth compression ratios for three different orbital altitudes. A high degree of fault detection and redundant circuitry is incorporated into the design to meet the high reliability requirements of a space sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 November 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0345, Advanced Multispectral Remote Sensing Technology and Applications, (23 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933776
Show Author Affiliations
Michael McCallig, Honeywell Electro-Optics Operations (United States)
Fran Corbett, Honeywell Electro-Optics Operations (United States)
Zvi Orbach, Honeywell Electro-Optics Operations (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0345:
Advanced Multispectral Remote Sensing Technology and Applications
Ken J. Ando, Editor(s)

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