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Spectral characterization of the HIRDLS flight instrument from prelaunch calibration data
Author(s): Thomas D. Eden Jr.; John C. Gille; John J. Barnett; Philip I. Arter; Christopher L. Hepplewhite; Alyn Lambert; William Mankin; Olusoji O. Oduleye; Christopher W. P. Palmer; Robert E. J. Watkins; John G. Whitney
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Paper Abstract

Results from a pre-launch in-band spectral characterization of the 21-channel HIRDLS flight instrument will be presented. These data were obtained during a pre-launch calibration of HIRDLS at Oxford University (Fall 2002). A monochromator, equipped with a controllable diffraction grating, was used to produce monochromatic light for these tests. The monochromator was enclosed, with HIRDLS, in a large vacuum chamber. The monochromator was also equipped with a polarizer, which allowed for data to be procured at known orthogonal polarizations for each channel. A calibration detector, with a flat spectral response, was used to monitor the output from the monochromaotr. This report will consist of a description of the analyiss methodlogy, leading to an unpolarized instrument spectral response function for each channel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5152, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XI, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.507673
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Thomas D. Eden Jr., National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
John C. Gille, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
John J. Barnett, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Philip I. Arter, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Christopher L. Hepplewhite, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Alyn Lambert, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
William Mankin, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Olusoji O. Oduleye, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Christopher W. P. Palmer, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Robert E. J. Watkins, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
John G. Whitney, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5152:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XI
Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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