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Advanced large FOV UV/VIS/NIR/SWIR spectrometers for future earth observation instruments
Author(s): Nicolas Tetaz; Cyril Ruilier; Matteo Taccola; Thierry Viard; Mane-Si-Laure Lee Bouhours; Brigitte Loiseaux; Gaëlle Lehoucq

Paper Abstract

Today, optical instruments with FOV of ±30 degrees or more can be achieved by combining several optical modules thus increasing the complexity at instrument level in the design, integration, validation and calibration phases. For instance the MERIS instrument on the ENVIronment SATellite (ENVISAT) has a 68.5 degree FOV shared between 5 identical modules. Each one of those modules needs to be calibrated independently and the modules require to be co-registrated, which leads to stringent constraints at system level in terms of stability. Reducing the number of modules to achieve large FOVs will have potentially beneficial impact on the mass and volume of the instrument and will ease the calibration and co-registration process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 1056333 (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304218
Show Author Affiliations
Nicolas Tetaz, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Cyril Ruilier, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Matteo Taccola, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
Thierry Viard, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Mane-Si-Laure Lee Bouhours, Thales Research and Technology (France)
Brigitte Loiseaux, Thales Research and Technology (France)
Gaëlle Lehoucq, Thales Research and Technology (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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