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AURA, an experiment to measure ultraviolet radiation of the earth's atmosphere from space
Author(s): Michael E. Gangl; John H. Middlestadt; Richard W. Eastes
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Paper Abstract

The Atmospheric Ultraviolet Radiance Analyzer (AURA) has been designed to furnish global UV emissions measurements in the 115-175 nm range of sufficient sensitivity for observations of the weak emissions from the tropical arcs and the aurora from a nearly circular high-inclination orbit. Excellent S/N is obtained by AURA in the case of day airglow measurements. Two UV observation channels are available, each of which is based on a 1/8 Ebert-Fastie spectrometer and a telescope with a scanning mirror; each can furnish data in any one of three operational modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1764, Ultraviolet Technology IV, (22 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140870
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Michael E. Gangl, Research Support Instruments, Inc. (United States)
John H. Middlestadt, Research Support Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Richard W. Eastes, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)


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

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