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Center Independent Research & Development: GSFC IRAD

Characterization of IR detector for Fire Measurement and Planetary Research

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We will characterize cost-friendly, high-sensitivity infrared (IT) detectors, in order to establish their capabilities to measure the full range of open fire scene temperatures at high spatial and radiometric resolutions without saturation, as has never been accomplished from space-borne or airborne measurements hitherto. This will enable us to build an optimal instrument that we will first fly on aircraft and ultimately on CubeSat constellations or other satellite missions. We are leveraging Goddard-developed optical components to characterize these detectors.

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