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NS001MS - Landsat-D thematic mapper band aircraft scannerThe thematic mapper is a multispectral scanner which will be launched aboard Landsat-D in the early 1980s. Compared with previous Landsat scanners, this instrument will have an improved spatial resolution (30 m) and new spectral bands. Designated NS001MS, the scanner is designed to duplicate the thematic mapper spectral bands plus two additional bands (1.0 to 1.3 microns and 2.08 to 2.35 microns) in an aircraft scanner for evaluation and investigation prior to design and launch of the final thematic mapper. Applicable specifications used in defining the thematic mapper were retained in the NS001MS design, primarily with respect to spectral bandwidths, noise equivalent reflectance, and noise equivalent difference temperature. The technical design and operational characteristics of the multispectral scanner (with thematic mapper bands) are discussed.
Document ID
19790038523
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Richard, R. R.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, Tex., United States)
Merkel, R. F.
(Lockheed Electronics Co. Houston, TX, United States)
Meeks, G. R.
(Lockheed Electronics Co., Inc. Systems and Services Div., Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
Instrumentation And Photography
Meeting Information
Meeting: In: International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment
Location: Manila
Country: Philippines
Start Date: April 20, 1978
End Date: April 26, 1978
Sponsors: Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec Department of Education, National Research Council of Canada
Accession Number
79A22536
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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