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Digital correction of residual straylight in FLEX images
Author(s): S. Abdon; D. Armand; F. Laurent; M. Barillot; A. D'Ottavi; P. Coppo; E. De Luca; R. Gabrieli; M. Bouvet; M. François; M. Taccola

Paper Abstract

The FLEX mission is defined to perform quantitative measurements of the solar induced vegetation fluorescence to monitor photosynthetic activity. The FLORIS payload is based on a spaceborne 3-channel grating spectrometer operating in the VNIR range.

The retrieval of the faint fluorescence signal from the acquired vegetation spectra is particularly sensitive to straylight.

As results, the straylight requirements on the FLORIS instrument are especially stringent.

For FLORIS a two-step straylight reduction process has been put in place by the Leonardo-Thales Alenia Space team to achieve this requirement. Careful instrument design and manufacturing are followed by digital processing of the raw instrument data.

In this paper we present the feasibility demonstration of the straylight digital correction process, based on simulation of the dedicated data processing and quantitative assessment of the residuals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 111804G (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536079
Show Author Affiliations
S. Abdon, Thales Alenia Space (France)
D. Armand, Thales Alenia Space (France)
F. Laurent, Thales Alenia Space (France)
M. Barillot, Thales Alenia Space (France)
A. D'Ottavi, Leonardo (Italy)
P. Coppo, Leonardo (Italy)
E. De Luca, Leonardo (Italy)
R. Gabrieli, Leonardo (Italy)
M. Bouvet, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
M. François, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
M. Taccola, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11180:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018
Zoran Sodnik; Nikos Karafolas; Bruno Cugny, Editor(s)

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