1 July 2008 Mercury radiometer and thermal infrared spectrometer--a novel thermal imaging spectrometer for the exploration of Mercury
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J. of Applied Remote Sensing, 2(1), 023528 (2008). doi:10.1117/1.2961041
Abstract
The MERTIS instrument is a state of the art imaging spectrometer in the TIR range onboard ESA's Bepi Colombo mission to the planet Mercury. MERTIS has four science goals: the study of Mercury's surface composition, identification of rock-forming minerals, mapping of the surface mineralogy, and the study of surface temperature variations and of the thermal inertia. The instrument is designed to achieve a signal-to-noise-ratio above 100 in the 7-14 μm range with a spectral channel width of 90 nm and a nominal spatial ground resolution of 500 m within the complex thermal and radiation environment of Mercury.
Gabriele Eleonore Arnold, Joern Helbert, Harry Hiesinger, Helmut Hirsch, Elmar Jessberger, Gisbert Peter, Ingo Walter, "Mercury radiometer and thermal infrared spectrometer--a novel thermal imaging spectrometer for the exploration of Mercury," Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 2(1), 023528 (1 July 2008). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2961041
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Mercury (planet)

Spectroscopy

Infrared spectroscopy

Sensors

Thermography

Mirrors

Planets

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