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THERMAP: a mid-infrared spectro-imager for space missions to small bodies in the inner solar system

Groussin, Olivier and Licandro, J. and Helbert, Jörn and Reynaud, J.-L. and Levacher, P and Reyes Garcia-Talavera, M. and Alí-Lagoa, V. and Blanc, P.-E. and Brageot, E. and Davidsson, B. and Delbo, M. and Deleuze, M and Delsanti, Audrey and Diaz Garcia, J.J. and Dohlen, K. and Ferrand, D. and Green, S.F. and Jorda, L. and Joven Álvarez, E. and Knollenberg, J. and Kührt, E. and Lamy, P. and Lellouch, E. and Le Merrer, J. and Marty, B. and Mas, G. and Rossin, C. and Rozitis, B. and Sunshine, J.M. and Vernazza, Pierre and Vives, S. (2015) THERMAP: a mid-infrared spectro-imager for space missions to small bodies in the inner solar system. Experimental Astronomy, pp. 1-21. Springer. doi: 10.1007/s10686-015-9475-9. ISSN 0922-6435.

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We present THERMAP, a mid-infrared spectro-imager for space missions to small bodies in the inner solar system, developed in the framework of the MarcoPolo-R asteroid sample return mission. THERMAP is very well suited to characterize the surface thermal environment of a NEO and to map its surface composition. The instrument has two channels, one for imaging and one for spectroscopy: it is both a thermal camera with full 2D imaging capabilities and a slit spectrometer. THERMAP takes advantage of the recent technological developments of uncooled microbolometer arrays, sensitive in the mid-infrared spectral range. THERMAP can acquire thermal images (8–18 μm) of the surface and perform absolute temperature measurements with a precision better than 3.5 K above 200 K. THERMAP can acquire mid-infrared spectra (8–16 μm) of the surface with a spectral resolution Δλ of 0.3 μm. For surface temperatures above 350 K, spectra have a signal-to-noise ratio >60 in the spectral range 9–13 μm where most emission features occur.

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Document Type:Article
Title:THERMAP: a mid-infrared spectro-imager for space missions to small bodies in the inner solar system
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Groussin, OlivierLab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Licandro, J.Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, E38200 La Laguna (Tenerife), Spain.; Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, La Palma, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Helbert, JörnUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5346-9505UNSPECIFIED
Reynaud, J.-L.Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, Site Peiresc, Traverse du Siphon-Les Trois Lucs, 13376 Marseille Cedex 12, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Reyes Garcia-Talavera, M.LAM, MarseilleUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Alí-Lagoa, V.Departamento de Astrofísica, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Blanc, P.-E.Observatoire de Haute-ProvenceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brageot, E.Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS, Univ. d'Aix-Marseille (France)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Davidsson, B.Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, 75120 Uppsala, SwedenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Delbo, M.universite de nice sophia antipolis, franceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Delsanti, Audreylab. d'astrophysique de marseille, franceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Diaz Garcia, J.J.Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dohlen, K.laboratoire d´ astrophysique de marseilleUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ferrand, D.Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LAMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Green, S.F.planetary and space sciences, department of physical sciences, the open university, milton keynes mk7 6aa, ukUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jorda, L.laboratoire d'astrophysique de marseille, franceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Joven Álvarez, E.Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lamy, P.Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LAM (Laboratoire d ’ Astrophysique de Marseille)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lellouch, E.observatoire de paris-meudon, franceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Le Merrer, J.Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LAM (Laboratoire d ’ Astrophysique de Marseille)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Marty, B.centre de recherches pétrographiques et géochimiques, vandoeuvre lès nancy, franceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mas, G.Centre National d ’ Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Toulouse, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rossin, C.Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LAM (Laboratoire d ’ Astrophysique de Marseille)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rozitis, B.Planetary and Space Sciences, Department of Physical Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sunshine, J.M.university of maryland, college park, md, usaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vernazza, Pierrelaboratoire d’astrophysique de marseille, 38 rue frédéric joliot-curie, 13388 marseille, franceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vives, S.Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LAM (Laboratoire d ’ Astrophysique de Marseille)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2015
Journal or Publication Title:Experimental Astronomy
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1-21
Series Name:Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Keywords:Mid-infrared Spectro-imager Microbolometer MarcoPolo-R ESA’s Cosmic Vision Sample return
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben BepiColombo (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Leitungsbereich PF
Institute of Planetary Research > Asteroids and Comets
Deposited By: Maturilli, Dr. Alessandro
Deposited On:07 Jan 2016 09:49
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:25

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