The provision of additional functionalities to infrared detectors will provide new capabilities for associated spectroscopy systems along with the potential to improve system size, weight and performance. Infrared spectroscopy systems, and particularly imaging spectroscopy systems, may be enhanced or simplified by direct spectral discrimination at the infrared detector. The proposed detector arrays could be deployed in a National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS), Crosstrack Infrared Sounder (CrIS) and other space-based NASA systems. There are numerous applications for infrared (IR) spectroscopy in the biotechnology, environmental, food/beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, raw/processed material, and semiconductor industries. These applications are served by the current, commercial FTIR spectroscopic technology based on Michelson interferometers. This technology relies on "bulk" components with a relatively large bench-top footprint. An IR spectrometer using the proposed LGI fabricated with MOEMS technology could significantly reduce the size, weight, complexity, mechanical stability, power consumption, and cost of the instrument. These changes would enable new applications in current markets and in new markets, where some or all of these products characteristics are required. We envision the implementation of the proposed microspectrometers in industrial applications such as process control, temperature monitoring and preventive maintenance; environmental monitoring for pipe leaks, hazardous material spills, automobile exhaust emissions, and non-invasive medical measurements of temperature for detecting tumors and measuring blood flow.