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The Shuttle Imaging Spectrometer Experiment (SISEX)
Author(s): Mark Herring
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Paper Abstract

The concept of the imaging spectrometer is becoming established as a major new thrust in remote sensing of the Earth. For several years, JPL has operated the Airborne Imaging Spectrometer on a NASA C-130; this instrument has demonstrated the direct identification of surface materials using imaging spectrometry. An advanced aircraft instrument, the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS), began operation on a NASA U-2 in 1987. The Shuttle Imaging Spectrometer Experiment (SISEX) was conceived as the next step in the sequence, and would provide a relatively inexpensive demonstration of the concept in Earth orbit. This paper will describe the design and development status of SISEX, and the status of the enabling technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0834, Imaging Spectroscopy II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.942298
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Mark Herring, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0834:
Imaging Spectroscopy II
Gregg Vane, Editor(s)

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