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Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer

The AVIRIS is the second in a series of imaging spectrometer instruments developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for Earth remote sensing. This instrument uses scanning optics and four spectrometers to image a 614 pixel swath simultaneously in 224 contiguous spectral bands.

Spectrometer Wavelength,
micrometers
No. of
Bands
Bandwidth,
nanometers
1 0.41 - 0.70 31 9.4
2 0.68 - 1.27 63 9.4
3 1.25 - 1.86 63 9.7
4 1.84 - 2.45 63 9.7

Sensor/Aircraft Parameters

Instant. Field of View: 1 mrad
Spatial resolution 66 ft (20 m)*
Total scan angle: 30 deg
Swath width: 5.7 nmi (10.6 km)*
Spectral Coverage 0.41 - 2.45 micrometers
Pixels/Scan Line 614
No. of Ports 4
No. of Spectral Bands 224
Digitization: 10 bits
Data Rate: 17 MBPS

                                            *at the nominal ER-2 altitude of 65,000 ft

Notes:
  • This instrument is flown on the ER-2 aircraft, but all data collection missions are coordinated through JPL.

For more information on the AVIRIS system, try http://makalu.jpl.nasa.gov/aviris.html the AVIRIS home page or contact Tom Chrien at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.