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Instrumentation on the Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System Experiment: extreme-ultraviolet spectrometer, photometer, and near-infrared spectrometer
Author(s): Andrew B. Christensen; David C. Kayser; James B. Pranke; Paul R. Straus; David James Gutierrez; Supriya Chakrabarti; Robert P. McCoy; Robert R. Meier; Kenneth D. Wolfram; J. Michael Picone
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Paper Abstract

The Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System experiment consists of eight instruments spanning the wavelength range from the extreme ultraviolet (55 nm) to the near infrared (800 nm) oriented to view the Earth's limb from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration TIROS-J spacecraft to be launched into a circular orbit in 1993. Through measurements of the natural optical emissions and scattered sunlight originating in the upper atmosphere including the mesosphere and thermosphere, state variables such as temperature, composition, density, and ion concentration of this region will be inferred. The subset of instruments fabricated or otherwise provided by the Space and Environment Technology Center (formerly Space Sciences Laboratory) at The Aerospace Corporation are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 32(12) doi: 10.1117/12.149189
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 32, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew B. Christensen, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
David C. Kayser, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
James B. Pranke, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Paul R. Straus, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
David James Gutierrez, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Supriya Chakrabarti, Boston Univ. (United States)
Robert P. McCoy, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Robert R. Meier, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Kenneth D. Wolfram, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
J. Michael Picone, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

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