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An Advanced Image Plane Scanner For Earth Observation From Space
Author(s): Armand Peraldi
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Paper Abstract

An image plane scanner concept has been evaluated for application to a medium resolution visible and infrared multispectral imaging instrument (MRVIR) that was originally planned to be flown on the french Earth Observation satellite SPOT-1. The instrument design in-cludes several distinctive features, in particular (1) an all-reflective Schmidt Telescope having 17° fov, (2) a 18 - objectives scan wheel supported on a magnetic bearing, (3) dichroic beam splitters, (4) cooled focal plane array for IR detectors, (5) CFRP structure , (6) semi-active thermal control. MRVIR is designed to provide 70 m ground resolution in bands 1-6 and 140 m in band 7 (thermal infrared). A relatively large swath width of 240 kms improves the repetition rate of the ground coverage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1978
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0156, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology IV, (12 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956776
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Armand Peraldi, S.A. MATRA (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0156:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology IV
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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