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Satellite observations with the UVPI instrument
Author(s): Herbert W. Smathers; Donald M. Horan; M. Singh; Joel G. Cardon; D. F. Bakeris; R. A. Swanson
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Paper Abstract

Since its launch in February 1990, the Low-Power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment (LACE) satellite has been used as a space-based platform from which numerous observations have been carried out using the onboard Ultraviolet Plume Instrument (UVPI). UVPI consists of two pointable, co-aligned, intensified charged-coupled-device (ICCD) cameras sharing a common telescope mount. The instrument has obtained high spatial resolution near-UV/visible images of rocket plumes, and has observed aurorae, the Earth's limb, and other features of the Earth background. A description of the instrument, the data gathered, and some selected results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1764, Ultraviolet Technology IV, (22 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140869
Show Author Affiliations
Herbert W. Smathers, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Donald M. Horan, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
M. Singh, Applied Coherent Technology Corp. (United States)
Joel G. Cardon, Applied Coherent Technology Corp. (United States)
D. F. Bakeris, Bendix Field Engineering Corp. (United States)
R. A. Swanson, Bendix Field Engineering Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1764:
Ultraviolet Technology IV
Robert E. Huffman, Editor(s)

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