22 August 2005 Multiple instrument distributed aperture sensor (MIDAS) testbed
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Lockheed Martin is developing an innovative and adaptable optical telescope comprised of an array of nine identical afocal sub-telescopes. Inherent in the array design is the ability to perform high-resolution broadband imaging, Fizeau Fourier transform spectroscopy (FTS) imaging, and single exposure multi-spectral and polarimetric imaging. Additionally, the sensor suite's modular design integrates multiple science packages for active and passive sensing from 0.4 to 14 microns. We describe the opto-mechanical design of our concept, the Multiple Instrument Distributed Aperture Sensor (MIDAS), and a selection of passive and active remote sensing missions it fulfills.
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Eric H. Smith, Eric H. Smith, Erich de Leon, Erich de Leon, Peter Dean, Peter Dean, Jake Deloumi, Jake Deloumi, Alan Duncan, Alan Duncan, Warren Hoskins, Warren Hoskins, Richard Kendrick, Richard Kendrick, James Mason, James Mason, Jeff Page, Jeff Page, Adam Phenis, Adam Phenis, Joe Pitman, Joe Pitman, Christine Pope, Christine Pope, Bela Privari, Bela Privari, Doug Ratto, Doug Ratto, Enrique Romero, Enrique Romero, Ker-Li Shu, Ker-Li Shu, Robert Sigler, Robert Sigler, David Stubbs, David Stubbs, Francisc Tapos, Francisc Tapos, Albert Yee, Albert Yee, } "Multiple instrument distributed aperture sensor (MIDAS) testbed", Proc. SPIE 5882, Earth Observing Systems X, 58821F (22 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.632473; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.632473


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