Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer for the Mars Exploration Rover

Steven Silverman, Richard Peralta, Philip Christensen, Greg Mehall

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    Abstract

    This paper describes some details of the results of the calibration of the Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer (Mini-TES) being built by Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (SBRS) under contract to Arizona State University (ASU). This paper also serves as an update to an earlier paper (Peralta, et al, 2001) for mission description and instrument design. Mini-TES is a single detector Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS), covering the spectral range 5-29 microns (μm) at 10 cm -1 spectral resolution. Launched in June 2003, one Mini-TES instrument will fly to Mars aboard each of the two missions of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project (MER), named Spirit and Opportunity. Mini-TES is designed to provide a key minerological remote sensing component of the MER mission, which includes several other science instruments. The first Mini-TES unit was required to meet a two-year development schedule with proven, flight-tested instrumentation. Therefore, SBRS designed Mini-TES based on proven heritage from the successful Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES), which was launched in 1996 and is still operational with over 500 million spectra collected to date. Mini-TES design, performance, integration onto the rovers, as well as details of the calibration are discussed. Full instrument and calibration details are the subject of an upcoming Journal of Geophysical Research Mini-TES paper by Christensen, et al.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    EditorsA.M. Larar, J.A. Shaw, Z. Sun
    Pages75-89
    Number of pages15
    Volume5157
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2003
    EventOptical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research V - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: Aug 7 2003Aug 8 2003

    Other

    OtherOptical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research V
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, CA
    Period8/7/038/8/03

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    Mars exploration
    thermal emission
    Spectrometers
    spectrometers
    Rover project
    remote sensing
    Remote sensing
    Calibration
    Hot Temperature
    Mars Global Surveyor
    Spectral resolution
    schedules
    spectral resolution
    mars
    NASA
    Fourier transforms
    coverings
    flight
    Detectors

    Keywords

    • Fourier Transform Spectrometer
    • FTS
    • Mars Rover
    • Mineralogy
    • Remote Sensing
    • Thermal Emission

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Silverman, S., Peralta, R., Christensen, P., & Mehall, G. (2003). Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer for the Mars Exploration Rover. In A. M. Larar, J. A. Shaw, & Z. Sun (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5157, pp. 75-89) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.511577

    Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer for the Mars Exploration Rover. / Silverman, Steven; Peralta, Richard; Christensen, Philip; Mehall, Greg.

    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / A.M. Larar; J.A. Shaw; Z. Sun. Vol. 5157 2003. p. 75-89.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Silverman, S, Peralta, R, Christensen, P & Mehall, G 2003, Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer for the Mars Exploration Rover. in AM Larar, JA Shaw & Z Sun (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5157, pp. 75-89, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research V, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/7/03. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.511577
    Silverman S, Peralta R, Christensen P, Mehall G. Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer for the Mars Exploration Rover. In Larar AM, Shaw JA, Sun Z, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5157. 2003. p. 75-89 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.511577
    Silverman, Steven ; Peralta, Richard ; Christensen, Philip ; Mehall, Greg. / Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer for the Mars Exploration Rover. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / A.M. Larar ; J.A. Shaw ; Z. Sun. Vol. 5157 2003. pp. 75-89
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