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The EarthCARE multispectral imager thermal infrared optical unit detection system design
Author(s): Luis Gomez Rojas; Mark Chang; Guy Baister; Gordon Hopkinson; Matthew Maher; Matthew Price; Mark Skipper; Trevor Wood; David Woods
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Paper Abstract

The EarthCARE satellite mission objective is the observation of clouds and aerosols from low Earth orbit. The key spatial context providing instrument within the payload suite of 4 instruments is the Multi-Spectral Imager (MSI).The MSI will take data at 500m ground sample distance (GSD) over a swath width of 150 km via pushbroom imaging. One part of the MSI instrument will be a thermal IR optical unit (TIROU). We describe the design of the focal plane array for the TIROU, its time-delay and integration readout scheme and present results derived from its associated simulator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7826, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV, 78260H (13 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869250
Show Author Affiliations
Luis Gomez Rojas, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Mark Chang, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Guy Baister, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Gordon Hopkinson, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Matthew Maher, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Matthew Price, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Mark Skipper, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Trevor Wood, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
David Woods, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7826:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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