7 September 2006 MIBS breadboard ready for testing
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MIBS is a spectrometer operating in the thermal infrared wavelength region, designed in frame of the phase A study for the ESA EarthCARE mission as part of the multispectral Imaging instrument MSI, which uses a 2D microbolometer array detector in stead of the more common MCT detectors. Utilization of a microbolometer and using an integrated calibration system, results in a sensor with a size and mass reduction of at least an order of magnitude when compared to currently flying instruments with similar spectral resolution. In order to demonstrate feasibility a breadboard has been designed, which will be build and aligned in 2006 and will be ready for testing the forth quarter of 2006.
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Johan Leijtens, Johan Leijtens, Bryan de Goeij, Bryan de Goeij, Erik Boslooper, Erik Boslooper, } "MIBS breadboard ready for testing", Proc. SPIE 6296, Earth Observing Systems XI, 62961C (7 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.674755; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.674755
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