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Design and performance of the lightning imager for the Meteosat third generation
Author(s): Leonardo Tommasi; Giuseppe Basile; Andrea Romoli; Moreno Stagi

Paper Abstract

In the frame of the MTG Pre-Phase A study, feasibility of an instrument to fulfill the goals of the Lightning Imagery Mission has been investigated. Architecture is based on a set of four optical heads, each dedicated to observation of a fraction of the Earth disk and including a telescope, a narrow band filter, a detector and its proximity electronics. In particular, detector is characterized by a novel pixel architecture that provides autonomous lightning identification and readout of the flash data with a very high rate, reducing throughput at a minimum. This allows the instrument to fulfill mission objectives in terms of spatial and temporal resolution, with the lowest mass and power allocation. Details on instrument concept, design and budgets, as well as performance evaluation for different operative scenarios (day/night) are provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10567, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006, 105671I (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308053
Show Author Affiliations
Leonardo Tommasi, Galileo Avionica (Italy)
Giuseppe Basile, Galileo Avionica (Italy)
Andrea Romoli, Galileo Avionica (Italy)
Moreno Stagi, Galileo Avionica (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10567:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006
Errico Armandillo; Josiane Costeraste; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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