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An Airborne Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Pushbroom Imaging System Using A 64-Element PbS Detector Array
Author(s): Akram S. Husain-Abidi; David Tom; L R. Blaine; Harvey Ostrow
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Paper Abstract

There is substantial research evidence which indicates that data in the short wave infrared (SWIR) spectral region will greatly improve the information content of remotely sensed data. Bands are required in the 1.55-1.75 μm and 2.08-2.35μm spectral regions for a variety of agricultural and geological investigations. It is anticipated that future Landsat sensors will use pushbroom linear array technology in order to obtain high resolution, improved sensitivity and increased system reliability. To obtain early laboratory and field data, an airborne pushbroom image system has been designed for operation in the short wave infrared spectral region. The system uses a 64-element staggered PbS array and is operated at 195°K. The instrument has been designed to operate in an aircraft and will view an 19 degree swath width with a 5.8 mrad IFOV. The spectral bandwidth of each channel is .05 μm and a NE ▵p in the order of .2% is provided. The requirements for more advanced detector arrays for use in future NASA spacecraft remote sensing instruments are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0256, Infrared Systems, (23 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959579
Show Author Affiliations
Akram S. Husain-Abidi, Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
David Tom, Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
L R. Blaine, Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
Harvey Ostrow, Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0256:
Infrared Systems
E. E. Sanmann, Editor(s)

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