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Laboratory prototype of a multiorder etalon sounder: from design to construction and laboratory testing
Author(s): Jinxue Wang; Paul B. Hays; Jian Wu; Heinz J. Grassl
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Paper Abstract

Multiorder Etalon Sounder (MOES) is an instrument concept investigated by the Space Physics Research Laboratory (SPRL) of The University of Michigan and the ITT Aerospace/Communications Division (ITT/ACD) at Fort Wayne, Indiana as a possible candidate for the next generation operational vertical temperature and moisture sounder. MOES exploits the high throughput, high resolution, and periodic transmission characteristics of the Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI) and the periodic spectrum of CO2 to achieve high spectral resolution and high signal to noise. In this paper, we describe the MOES laboratory prototype project carried out by SPRL and ITT/ACD. The detailed design, construction, and laboratory testing of important instrument components are presented. The problems encountered, lesson learned, and the solutions applied to those problems during the laboratory prototype process are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1993
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1970, Systems-Oriented Optical Design, (10 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.155826
Show Author Affiliations
Jinxue Wang, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Paul B. Hays, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Jian Wu, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Heinz J. Grassl, Univ. of Michigan (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1970:
Systems-Oriented Optical Design
Thomas U. Kampe; Joseph H. Oberheuser, Editor(s)

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