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MERTIS−thermal infrared imaging of Mercury: advances in mid-IR remote sensing technology for planetary exploration

Arnold, Gabriele E. and Hiesinger, Harald and Helbert, Jörn and Peter, Gisbert and Walter, Ingo (2010) MERTIS−thermal infrared imaging of Mercury: advances in mid-IR remote sensing technology for planetary exploration. SPIE Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVIII, 25 Aug 2010, San Diego. ISSN 0277786X.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.860144


MERTIS (MErcury Radiometer and Thermal infrared Imaging Spectrometer) is part of ESA's BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter mission to the innermost planet of the Solar system. MERTIS is designed to identify rock-forming minerals, to map the surface composition, and to study the surface temperature variations with an uncooled microbolometer detector in the hot environment of Mercury. MERTIS is an advanced IR instrument combining a pushbroom IR grating spectrometer (TIS) with a radiometer (TIR) sharing the same optics, instrument electronics and in-fight calibration components for a wavelength range of 7-14 and 7-40 μm, respectively. First results of the ongoing MESSENGER project at Mercury have shown a more complex geology and higher variability of features than previously thought. The MESSENGER studies have demonstrated the need to gain global high-resolution mid-IR spectral and temperature data to achieve a better understanding of the planetary genesis. The MERTIS measurements will acquire this currently missing data set. This article gives a summary of the instrument requirements and its design. We are reporting on the actual instrument development progress, and the status of system and subsystem qualification efforts.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/75368/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:MERTIS−thermal infrared imaging of Mercury: advances in mid-IR remote sensing technology for planetary exploration
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Hiesinger, HaraldWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Helbert, JörnUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5346-9505UNSPECIFIED
Peter, GisbertUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6101-2513UNSPECIFIED
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:78080I
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Keywords:MERTIS, Mercury, Surface
Event Title:SPIE Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVIII
Event Location:San Diego
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:25 Aug 2010
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
Deposited By: Kappel, David
Deposited On:29 May 2012 13:03
Last Modified:29 Mar 2023 00:15

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