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25 August 1993 Multiangle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) design issues influenced by performance requirements
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The design of an Earth remote sensing sensor, such as the multi-angle imaging spectroradiometer (MISR), begins with a set of science requirements that determine a set of instrument specifications. It is required that the sensor meet these specifications across the image field, over a range of sensor operating temperatures, and throughout mission life. In addition, data quality must be maintained irrespective of bright objects, such as clouds, within the scene, or out-of-field glint sources. During the design phase of MISR, many refinements to the conceptual design have been made to insure that these performance criteria are met. These design considerations are the focus of this paper. Spectral stability with field angle, scene polarization insensitivity, and UV exposure hardness have, for example, been enabled through a telecentric optical design, a Gaussian shaped filter spectral profile used in conjunction with a Lyot depolarizer, and contamination prevention through consideration of material choices and handling procedures. Spectral, radiometric, and MTF stability of the instrument assures the scientific community that MISR imagery can be used for highly accurate aerosol, bi-directional reflectance distribution function (BRDF), and cloud studies.
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Carol J. Bruegge, Mary L. White, Nadine Lu Chrien, Enrique B. Villegas, and Virginia G. Ford "Multiangle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) design issues influenced by performance requirements", Proc. SPIE 1939, Sensor Systems for the Early Earth Observing System Platforms, (25 August 1993);


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