596 Geosynchronous Ocean-color Hyperspectral Imager

Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Washington State Convention Center
Jeffery J. Puschell, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, CA; and J. Silny, L. Cook, and E. Kim

This paper describes recent design studies of a Geosynchronous Ocean-color and land Imager (GOI) (pronounced “joy”). GOI would provide hyperspectral data with ~300 m spatial resolution at nadir. Contiguous high SNR spectral samples at a ~5 nm interval would be collected in each spatial resolution element across the 400-2500 nm spectral region. A range of possible flight implementation options exist for the GOI spectrometer, including flying it onboard a mission-dedicated spacecraft or as a supplemental payload onboard a communications satellite or possibly as an instrument of opportunity onboard a future GOES satellite.
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