The Infrared Imaging Radiometer (IIR) for CALIPSO demonstrates the easy adaptation of the CIM01 camera for various applications, mainly due to its modular optics.
This IIR instrument has been developed for the joint CNES-NASA mission CALIPSO. At the heart of the IIR is the uncooled camera that takes successive images in 3 spectral bands from 8.5 to 12.4 µm.
The band selection is achieved with a filter wheel.
To meet with performance requirements during its lifetime, a calibration capability using black-body and deep space sighting is implemented inside the IIR. The IIR should fly onboard CALIPSO in early 2006.
|IIR CALIPSO brochure