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Design concepts for OLME experiment on board FASat-Alfa microsatellite
Author(s): Alvaro Valenzuela; Fernando Mujica
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Paper Abstract

The Ozone Layer Monitoring Experiment (OLME) is one of the primary payloads for the Chilean FASat-Alfa microsatellite. The objective of this experiment is to measure solar backscattered ultra violet (SBUV) radiation at several wavelengths, with the purpose to retrieve total ozone content, specially over Chile and the Antarctica. The OLME instrument must be light, small and relatively cheap, to meet the mission constraints, so a simple unorthodox design is pursued, using CCDs and interference filters, together with non-imaging detectors. The design concepts behind this new approach to ozone remote sensing are presented, together with the processing procedures developed to retrieve ozone content from radiance measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2583, Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228603
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Alvaro Valenzuela, Fuerza Aerea de Chile (Chile)
Fernando Mujica, Fuerza Aerea de Chile (Chile)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2583:
Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Martin N. Sweeting, Editor(s)

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