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Instrument Specifications

MASTER Scanhead

scan head

CharacteristicsValues/Ranges
Wavelength range 0.4-13 micrometers
Number of channels 50
Number of pixels 716
Instantaneous Field of View 2.5 milliradians
Total Field of View 85.92 degrees
Platforms DOE Kingair Beachcraft B200
Sky Research Cessna Caravan C208 
NASA DC-8
NASA ER-2
NASA WB-57
Pixel size B200 5-15m
Pixel size Caravan 3-15m
Pixel size DC-8 10-30m
Pixel size ER-2 50m
Pixel size WB57 5-50m
B200 Range (without refueling) 700 statute miles
C208 Range (without refueling) 1370 statute miles
ER-2 Range (without refueling) 3700 statute miles
DC-8 Range (without refueling) 5403 statute miles
WB57 Range (without refueling) 2500 statute miles
Scan speeds 6.25/12.5/25 rps
Products Radiance at sensor (Level 1B)
Calibration VIS-SWIR Laboratory Integrating Sphere
Calibration MIR-TIR 2 Blackbodies (1 heated, 1 ambient)
Data Format HDF
Digitization 16-bit

MASTER Thermal Saturation Levels

BandCenter
µm
Gain
Setting
°K
26* 4.07 1 640*
41 7.76 2 420
42 8.17 2 412
43 8.62 2 407
44 9.09 2 422
45 9.70 2 422
 
BandµmGain
Setting
°K
32 4.07 5 483
46 10.12 2 415
47 10.63 2 450
48 11.31 2 431
49 12.11 2 455
50 12.88 2 480
* possible to increase to 850°K by making low gain version of the analog amplifier