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Pointing and spectral assignemnt design and control for MERTIS
Author(s): I. Walter; T. Säuberlich; M. Lieder; M. Rataj; H. Driescher; J. Helbert; H. Hiesinger
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Paper Abstract

The development of MERTIS, a miniaturized thermal infrared imaging spectrometer onboard of ESA's cornerstone mission BepiColombo to Mercury has been completed. Qualification of the design is followed by the calibration of the instrument showing up first results of the technology used. Based on subsequent viewing of different targets including on-board calibration sources the push-broom instrument will use a 2-dimensional bolometer detector to provide spatial and spectral information. Here repetition accuracy of pointing and spectral assignment is supported by the design of instrument components under the restriction of limited resources. Additionally a concept of verification after launch and cruise phase of the mission was developed. The article describes how this has been implemented and what the results under environment testing are.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8867, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXI, 886706 (19 September 2013);
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I. Walter, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
T. Säuberlich, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
M. Lieder, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
M. Rataj, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
H. Driescher, Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH (Germany)
J. Helbert, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
H. Hiesinger, Westfälische Wilhelms-Univ. Münster (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8867:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXI
Marija Strojnik Scholl; Gonzalo Páez, Editor(s)

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