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1 September 2009 Performances of the SAC-D NIRST flight model radiometer
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Aquarius/SAC-D is a cooperative international mission conducted jointly by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States of America and the Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales of Argentina. Jointly developed by CONAE and the Canadian Space Agency, the New IR Sensor Technology (NIRST) instrument will monitor high temperature events. NIRST has one band in the mid-wave infrared and two bands in the thermal infrared. The baseline design of the NIRST is based on microbolometer technology developed jointly by INO and the CSA. This paper will first present an overview of the design of the NIRST camera module. The manufacturing and qualification activities for the Flight Model will be described and key performance parameters, as measured during the verification campaign, will be reported.
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Mélanie R. Leclerc, Linda Marchese, Patrice Côté, François Châteauneuf, Claude Chevalier, Hugo Marraco, and Linh Ngo Phong "Performances of the SAC-D NIRST flight model radiometer", Proc. SPIE 7453, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVII, 745308 (1 September 2009);


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