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Technical Session I: Mission Payloads

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Abstract

ATK has developed a unique high-speed Michelson FTIR ground-based sensor capable of collecting chemicalspectra at 1000 interferograms per second at 4cm-1 spectral resolution. This resolution can provide remote detectionand analysis of chemical products from energetic reactions where multiple unknowns are mixed with the reactionproducts. This paper describes the current efforts under way at ATK to modify this sensor for space-basedapplications. The resultant small satellite payload would be a rapid spectrum-collection instrument capable ofcollecting time-changing chemical signatures that are unique to various reactions and targets. Examples wherevery high-speed temporal-spectral information is needed is standoff chemical detection and diagnostics of test standrocket motor tests for performance and materials selection determinations, used for technology assessment. Theproposed payload will offer a variable frame rate up to 1000 frames per second with 4cm-1 resolution from 2 to 25micron bands.

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Hyperspectral/Hypertemporal Compact Sensor for Small Satellite Applications

ATK has developed a unique high-speed Michelson FTIR ground-based sensor capable of collecting chemicalspectra at 1000 interferograms per second at 4cm-1 spectral resolution. This resolution can provide remote detectionand analysis of chemical products from energetic reactions where multiple unknowns are mixed with the reactionproducts. This paper describes the current efforts under way at ATK to modify this sensor for space-basedapplications. The resultant small satellite payload would be a rapid spectrum-collection instrument capable ofcollecting time-changing chemical signatures that are unique to various reactions and targets. Examples wherevery high-speed temporal-spectral information is needed is standoff chemical detection and diagnostics of test standrocket motor tests for performance and materials selection determinations, used for technology assessment. Theproposed payload will offer a variable frame rate up to 1000 frames per second with 4cm-1 resolution from 2 to 25micron bands.