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Engineering model for the MightySat II.1 hyperspectral imager
Author(s): Leonard John Otten III; Andrew D. Meigs; Bernard Al Jones; Philip Prinzing; Don S. Fronterhouse; R. Glenn Sellar; Bruce Rafert; C. Hodge
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Paper Abstract

The MightySat II.1 satellite carries as one of its primary payloads a Fourier transform hyperspectral imager, the first such sensor to be flown in space. Over the last year the sensor has passed its preliminary design and an engineering model of the sensor has been constructed. The model has started to be qualified. To date the sensor has met its weight, volume and power design goals. An unusually high random vibration qualification level has forced the redesign of two mirror mounting techniques. Custom, space qualified, VME electronic camera interface and control cards to handel 20 Mbytes/sec of imagery data has been designed, fabricated, and coupled to a set of four C-40 processors to provide 160 MIPS of onboard processing. Mission operations are now being developed that will demonstrate a 30 m GSD by using the on orbit three axis maneuvering capability of the satellite. The payload is on schedule for a delivery in early 1999 for integration on the bus.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3221, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites, (31 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298108
Show Author Affiliations
Leonard John Otten III, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
Andrew D. Meigs, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
Bernard Al Jones, Kestrel Corp. (United States)
Philip Prinzing, SSI (United States)
Don S. Fronterhouse, SSI (United States)
R. Glenn Sellar, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Bruce Rafert, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
C. Hodge, Spectrum Astro, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3221:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites
Hiroyuki Fujisada, Editor(s)

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