10 December 1986 An Imaging Spectrometer For The Investigation Of Mars
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Imaging spectrometers are expected to play a crucial role in many upcoming unmanned planetary missions. The scientific goal of imaging spectrometry is to obtain compositional data about the target body by measuring the intensity and distribution of characteristic spectral signature features in the visible and infrared radiation reflected and emitted by surface materials. As part of the Planetary Instrument Definition and Development Program (PIDDP) sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a modular imaging spectrometer design with applicability to a diverse range of future planetery missions is being developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Derived from the near-infrared mapping spectrometer (NIMS) developed by JPL for the Galileo mission to Jupiter, the first version of the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS) has been tentatively selected for NASA's recently approved Mars Observer mission.
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James E. Duval, James E. Duval, } "An Imaging Spectrometer For The Investigation Of Mars", Proc. SPIE 0685, Infrared Technology XII, (10 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936490; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936490
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