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1 July 2008 Mercury radiometer and thermal infrared spectrometer--a novel thermal imaging spectrometer for the exploration of Mercury
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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, and 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). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2961041
Published: 1 July 2008
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