October 14, 2014

The ground calibration setup of OMEGA and VIRTIS experiments: Description and performances

Bonello G., Pierre Bibring J., Soufflot A., Langevin Y., Gondet B., Berthe M., Carabetian C.
Planetary and Space Science

Summary: Hyperspectral imagery is an essential technique for remote sensing of surfaces and atmospheres of planetary objects. However, given the instrumental complexity of coupling imaging and spectroscopy, in particular in the infrared, an in-depth ground calibration is mandatory to enable an unbiased and optimized data reduction. This paper presents the ground calibration setup designed and implemented for the visible and near infrared imaging spectrometers VIRTIS/ROSETTA, and OMEGA/MARS-EXPRESS, and summarizes the main results obtained in validating the required performances. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.