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Development of the WAMS-TIR instrument for SPF-II
Author(s): Yoshihiko Okamura; Hiroko Matsuyama; Marehito Kasahara; Shigeomi Yoshida; Yoshio Tange
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Paper Abstract

Wide-Angle Multi-band Sensor - Thermal Infrared (WAMS-TIR), one of the three sensors aboard the station-keeping test airship (SPF-II) for the stratospheric platform project, is a thermal infrared multi-band radiometer designed to observe land surface temperature. WAMS-TIR consists of very wide field-of-view (over 100 deg) optics and an uncooled microbolometer array detector. It has band-pass filters mounted on a rotating wheel to select spectral bands in the range of 7 to 12 microns. A blackbody calibrator is also mounted on the same rotating wheel to calibrate sensor performance in the operation. Results of pre-flight performance tests suggest that WAMS-TIR has the predicted image quality and high radiometric performance. This paper describes the instrument design and the performance tests results of WAMS-TIR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 January 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5659, Enabling Sensor and Platform Technologies for Spaceborne Remote Sensing, (11 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.578734
Show Author Affiliations
Yoshihiko Okamura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Hiroko Matsuyama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Marehito Kasahara, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Shigeomi Yoshida, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yoshio Tange, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5659:
Enabling Sensor and Platform Technologies for Spaceborne Remote Sensing
George J. Komar; Jinxue Wang; Toshiyoshi Kimura, Editor(s)

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