Qwest and HyTES: Two New Hyperspectral Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometers for Earth Science
CALIFORNIA INST OF TECHNOLOGY PASADENA JET PROPULSION LAB
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We have recently developed a laboratory prototype of an airborne thermal infrared imaging spectrometer termed the Quantum Well Earth Science Testbed QWEST. Based on our experience with QWEST we have started to develop the airborne Hyperspectral Thermal Emission Spectrometer HyTES. HyTES is scheduled for completion in 2011. Both instruments utilize several key components slits, spectrometers, gratings and detectors developed at the Jet Propulsion laboratory. In particular, each design uses a Dyson spectrometer, an electron microbeam grating and a Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector QWIP focal plane array.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy