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2 May 2016 Snow and Water Imaging Spectrometer (SWIS): development of a CubeSat-compatible instrument
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The Snow and Water Imaging Spectrometer (SWIS) is a fast, high-uniformity, low-polarization sensitivity imaging spectrometer and telescope system designed for integration on a 6U CubeSat platform. Operating in the 350-1700 nm spectral region with 5.7 nm sampling, SWIS is capable of simultaneously addressing the demanding needs of coastal ocean science and snow and ice monitoring. New key technologies that facilitate the development of this instrument include a linear variable anti-reflection (LVAR) detector coating for stray light management, and a single drive on-board calibration mechanism utilizing a transmissive diffuser for solar calibration. We provide an overview of the SWIS instrument design, spacecraft configuration design, and potential science missions.
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Holly A. Bender, Pantazis Mouroulis, Johannes Gross, Thomas Painter, Christopher D. Smith, Daniel W. Wilson, Colin H. Smith, Byron E. Van Gorp, and Michael L. Eastwood "Snow and Water Imaging Spectrometer (SWIS): development of a CubeSat-compatible instrument", Proc. SPIE 9881, Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization IV, 98810V (2 May 2016);


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