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Design of a high-resolution reconnaissance telescope to characterize a (Martian) landing site
Author(s): Marija Strojnik; Yaugen Wang
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Paper Abstract

The surveillance of large areas with a high resolution is limited by the CCD technology, the read-out electronics, and the high data-collection and storage rates. An imaging concept that includes an optical camera and a survey strategy is proposed for remote landing-site certification. A one-meter diameter telescope performs a diffraction-limited imaging over its field of view, imaging a 0.25 by 0.25 m area on the (Martian) surface onto a 7 by 7 micrometer pixel. With the sensor at 350 km above the 10 by 10 km site, this pushbroom imaging configuration incorporates only five sensor passes over the site. The mission time is decreased by nearly 100% over the previously proposed concept for the site certification imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2555, Airborne Reconnaissance XIX, (1 September 1995);
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Marija Strojnik, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, A.C. (Mexico)
Yaugen Wang, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2555:
Airborne Reconnaissance XIX
Wallace G. Fishell; Arthur A. Andraitis; Paul A. Henkel; Alfred C. Crane Jr., Editor(s)

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