This paper provides the main outcomes from studies dedicated to the Infrared Sounder for Second Generation Meteosat. These studies are performed by Matra Space Branch and supported by European Space Agency (ESA) and Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). Various instrument concepts are compared and two prefered options are more fully described, which apply respectively to 3-axis stabilized and spinning platforms. Possible improvements or simplifications of the baselines are identified.
"Infrared Sounder For Second Generation Meteosat", Proc. SPIE 0868, Optoelectronic Technologies for Remote Sensing from Space, (13 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943601; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943601