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TIRS - the Thermal Infrared Sensor on LDCM

The Thermal InfraRed Sensor (TIRS) is one of the instruments on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite. It will continue the archive of thermal imaging and support emerging applications such as evapotranspiration rate measurements for water management. TIRS is being built by NASA GSFC and has a three-year design life.

In February 2012, TIRS was shipped from GSFC to Orbital Sciences Corporation in Gilbert, Arizona to be integrated with the LDCM spacecraft.

TIRS operates in a pushbroom mode to create images in two IR bands, centered at 10.8 and 12.0 microns, over a 185 km swath with a 100 m spatial resolution. The TIRS design includes cryogenically-cooled QWIP detector arrays and a steerable mirror to choose among 3 views: nadir for Earth observations, on-board warm blackbody for calibration, and deep space for calibration. The TIRS data will be registered to the OLI data to create radiometrically, geometrically, and terrain-corrected 12-bit LDCM data products.

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Overview of the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS), one of the instruments on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM).    Overview of the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS), one of the instruments on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM).

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A timelapse of the Thermal Infrared Sensor(TIRS) instrument for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) being cleaned, bagged, and packed to ship to Orbital Sciences Corp, where TIRS will be integrated with the spacecraft.    A timelapse of the Thermal Infrared Sensor(TIRS) instrument for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) being cleaned, bagged, and packed to ship to Orbital Sciences Corp, where TIRS will be integrated with the spacecraft.


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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10914
Animation Number:10914
Completed:2012-02-14
Animator:Rachel Kreutzinger (USRA) (Lead)
Video Editor:Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA)
Interviewees:James R. Irons (NASA/GSFC)
 Elizabeth M. Forsbacka (NASA/GSFC)
 Veronica Otero (NASA/GSFC)
Narrator:Ellen T. Gray (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
Producer:Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA)
Scientist:James R. Irons (NASA/GSFC)
Videographers:Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA)
 Rob Andreoli (AIMM)
Writers:Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA)
 Aries Keck (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
Series:Narrated Movies
 Landsat
Goddard TV Tape:G2012-011 -- TIRS Overview
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Landsat is a joint program of NASA and the USGS.
 
Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Landsat
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Water Vapor >> Evapotranspiration
SVS >> Engineers
SVS >> Agriculture
 
 


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Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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