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Optical Engineering

Autonomous Meridian Scanning Photometer For Auroral Observations
Author(s): Sean F. Johnston
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Paper Abstract

The system design of an automated meridian scanning photometer developed for the Canadian Auroral Network is described. The instrument operates unattended year round in an arctic environment. The instrument has considerable on-board processing capability for data analysis, communication functions, and fail-safe operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1989
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 28(1) doi: 10.1117/12.7976895
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 28, Issue 1
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Sean F. Johnston, Bomem Inc. (Canada)


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