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The data format of the MErcury Radiometer and Thermal Infrared Spectrometer (MERTIS) onboard BepiColombo

D'Amore, Mario and Helbert, Jörn and Maturilli, Alessandro and Knollenberg, Jörg and Berlin, Rainer and Peter, Gisbert and Säuberlich, Thomas and Hiesinger, Harald (2021) The data format of the MErcury Radiometer and Thermal Infrared Spectrometer (MERTIS) onboard BepiColombo. In: Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXIX, 11830, 118300B. SPIE. SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 1 - 5 August 2021, San Diego, California, United States. doi: 10.1117/12.2593452.

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The MErcury Radiometer and Thermal Infrared Spectrometer (MERTIS) is an instrument to study the mineralogy and temperature distribution of Mercury’s surface in unprecedented detail. MERTIS was proposed in 2003 as payload of the Mercury Planetary Orbiter spacecraft of ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission and will reach Mercury in 2025. MERTIS will map the whole surface at 500 m scale, combining a push-broom IR grating spectrometer (TIS) with a radiometer (TIR) sharing the same optics, instrument electronics and in-flight calibration components for the whole wavelength range of 7- 14μm (TIS) and 7-40μm (TIR). MERTIS successfully completed its planned tests of the Near-Earth Commissioning Phase (NECP) between 13 and 14 November, collecting thousands of measurements of its internal calibration bodies and deep space. The data collected during NECP, are being used to verify the operational performances of onboard sub-modules, in particular the spectrometer and radiometer sensor sensitivity. A preliminary look at calibrated data shows a performance comparable with ground-based measurements and no appreciable performance loss or misalignment. The next important dates for MERTIS are the Earth/Moon flyby on 6 April 2020 and the first Venus flyby on 12 October 2020. Both those encounters will be important both for further instrument calibration refinement and for possible unprecedented measurement in the thermal infrared of the Moon and Venus.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/146363/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The data format of the MErcury Radiometer and Thermal Infrared Spectrometer (MERTIS) onboard BepiColombo
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
D'Amore, Mariomario.damore (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9325-6889
Helbert, JörnJoern.Helbert (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5346-9505
Maturilli, AlessandroAlessandro.Maturilli (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4613-9799
Knollenberg, JörgJoerg.Knollenberg (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Berlin, Rainerrainer.berlin (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Peter, Gisbertgisbert.peter (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6101-2513
Säuberlich, Thomasthomas.saeuberlich (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hiesinger, HaraldWilhelm Westfalische University, Munster, Germany.UNSPECIFIED
Date:August 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXIX
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1117/12.2593452
Page Range:118300B
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Keywords:data ,MErcury , Radiometer , Thermal , Infrared ,Spectrometer, MERTIS, BepiColombo
Event Title:SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications
Event Location:San Diego, California, United States
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:1 - 5 August 2021
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 - Project BepiColombo - MERTIS and BELA
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Laboratories
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Physics
Institute of Optical Sensor Systems > Space Instruments
Deposited By: Amore, Dr. Mario
Deposited On:29 Nov 2021 14:37
Last Modified:29 Nov 2021 14:37

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