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Studies of Martian atmosphere and surface by the Planetary Rourier Spectrometer on board the Mars-94 mission
Author(s): Gabriele Arnold; Helmut Hirsch; Vittorio Formisano; Vassili I. Moroz
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Paper Abstract

The Planetary Fourier Spectrometer (PFS) on board the Mars-94 mission is an infrared spectrometer optimized for studies of the Martian atmosphere. Moreover, the measurements of the instrument also will provide information about the surface composition and the surface- atmosphere interactions. The spectrometer consists of a dual Rotational Reflector Interferometer (RRI) covering two spectral ranges 220 - 1670 cm-1 (6 - 45 micrometers ) and 2080 - 8000 cm-1 (1.25 - 4.8 micrometers ) the long wavelength channel (LWC) and the short wavelength channel (SWC) respectively. Partial misalignment due to tolerance effects of real optical and mechanical elements are taken into account in an estimation of the spectral responsivity in comparison with the radiation of the Martian surface and atmosphere.

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Date Published: 31 January 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2089, 9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (31 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166569
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Gabriele Arnold, DLR (Germany)
Helmut Hirsch, DLR (Germany)
Vittorio Formisano, Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (Italy)
Vassili I. Moroz, Institute of Space Research (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2089:
9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
John E. Bertie; Hal Wieser, Editor(s)

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