|Name||GRIFEX (GEO-CAPE ROIC In-Flight Performance Experiment)|
|Units or mass||3U|
|Status||Operational (Last SatNOGS dashboard update 2023-06-08 as of 2023-06-08)|
|Deployer||P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)|
|Organisation||University of Michigan|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|Launch brokerer||Tyvak, ?|
|Partners||NASA Earth Science Technology Office, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory|
Validate technology for the Panchromatic Fourier Transform Spectrometer (PanFTS).
Validate detector technology for the Panchromatic Fourier Transform Spectrometer (PanFTS) which is an imaging FTS designed to operate in Geostationary orbit. GRIFEX will provide an on-orbit verification of a high performance focal plane array (FPA) consisting of an innovative in-pixel analog-to-digital (ADC) readout integrated circuit (ROIC) hybridized to a silicon detector array.
The PanFTS engineering model instrument is currently being developed which will incorporate the focal plane assembly (FPA) and signal chain technology validated by the GRIFEX CubeSat flight experiment. GRIFEX will validate the JPL developed digital FPA and signal chain for the same signal levels expected for PanFTS in geostationary orbit.