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High-Resolution Doppler Imager on the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite
Author(s): Wilbert R. Skinner; Paul B. Hays; Heinz J. Grassl; David A. Gell; Mark D. Burrage; Alan R. Marshall; David A. Ortland
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Paper Abstract

The high resolution Doppler imager (HRDI) on the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite has been providing measurements of the wind field in the stratosphere, mesosphere, and lower thermosphere since November 1991. Examination of various calibration data indicates the instrument has remained remarkably stable since launch. The instrument has a thermal drift of about 30 m/s/ degree(s)C (slightly dependent on wavelength) and a long-term temporal drift that has amounted to about 80 m/s since launch. These effects are removed in the data processing leaving an uncertainty in the instrument stability of approximately 2 m/s. The temperature control of the instrument has improved significantly since launch as a new method was implemented. The initial temperature control held the instrument temperature at about +/- 1 degree(s)C. The improved method, which holds constant the temperature of the optical bench instead of the radiator, keeps the instrument temperature at about 0.2 degree(s)C. The calibrations indicate very little change in the sensitivity of the instrument. The detector response has shown no degradation and the optics have not changed their transmittance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1994
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2266, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187565
Show Author Affiliations
Wilbert R. Skinner, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Paul B. Hays, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Heinz J. Grassl, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
David A. Gell, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Mark D. Burrage, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Alan R. Marshall, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
David A. Ortland, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2266:
Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research
Jinxue Wang; Paul B. Hays, Editor(s)

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