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Atmospheric chemistry suite (ACS): a set of infrared spectrometers for atmospheric measurements on board ExoMars trace gas orbiter
Author(s): Oleg Korablev; Alexei V. Grigoriev; Alexander Trokhimovsky; Yurii S. Ivanov; Boris Moshkin; Alexei Shakun; Ilia Dziuban; Yurii K. Kalinnikov; Franck Montmessin
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Paper Abstract

The ACS package for ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is a part of Russian contribution to ExoMars ESA-Roscosmos mission. On the Orbiter it complements NOMAD investigation and is intended to recover in much extent the science lost with the cancellation of NASA MATMOS and EMCS infrared sounders. ACS includes three separate spectrometers, sharing common mechanical, electrical, and thermal interfaces. NIR is a versatile spectrometer for the spectral range of 0.7-1.6 μm with resolving power of ~20000. It is conceived on the principle of RUSALKA/ISS or SOIR/Venus Express experiments combining an echelle spectrometer and an AOTF (Acousto-Optical Tuneable Filter) for order selection. Up to 8 diffraction orders, each 10-20 nm wide can be measured in one sequence record. NIR will be operated principally in nadir, but also in solar occultations, and possibly on the limb. MIR is a high-resolution echelle instrument exclusively dedicated to solar occultation measurements in the range of 2.2-4.4 μm targeting the resolving power of 50000. The order separation is done by means of a steerable grating cross-disperser, allowing instantaneous coverage of up to 300-nm range of the spectrum for one or two records per second. MIR is dedicated to sensitive measurements of trace gases, approaching MATMOS detection thresholds for many species. TIRVIM is a 2- inch double pendulum Fourier-transform spectrometer for the spectral range of 1.7-17 μm with apodized resolution varying from 0.2 to 1.6 cm-1. TIRVIM is primarily dedicated to monitoring of atmospheric temperature and aerosol state in nadir, and would contribute in solar occultation to detection/reducing of upper limits of some components absorbing beyond 4 μm, complementing MIR and NOMAD. Additionally, TIRVIM targets the methane mapping in nadir, using separate detector optimized for 3.3-μm range. The concept of the instrument and in more detail the optical design and the expected parameters of its three parts, channel by channel are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2013
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8867, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXI, 886709 (19 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026900
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Oleg Korablev, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)
Alexei V. Grigoriev, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
Alexander Trokhimovsky, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)
Yurii S. Ivanov, Main Astronomical Observatory (Ukraine)
Boris Moshkin, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
Alexei Shakun, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)
Ilia Dziuban, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
Yurii K. Kalinnikov, National Research Institute for Physical-technical and Radiotechnical Measurements (Russian Federation)
Franck Montmessin, LATMOS, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8867:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXI
Marija Strojnik Scholl; Gonzalo Páez, Editor(s)

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